Insurance Defence

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Torkin Manes’ Insurance Defence Group is well known in the insurance industry as a boutique of seasoned insurance trial lawyers, dedicated to providing in-depth legal services, whatever the insurance situation.

As part of a firm that prides itself on knowing its clients’ business priorities and providing practical advice so clients can reach their objectives, we are steeped in the needs of the insurance industry. We know that our clients want prompt resolution of cases. We also know that some cases must be fought to the end if our clients’ business priorities are to be protected. All of our insurance litigators, both senior and junior, have court experience. We prepare each case thoroughly, so that we can settle to our clients’ satisfaction whenever possible, or win in the courtroom when we have to. 

Our clients are leading commercial and personal lines insurers, underwriting policies of property insurance, general liability insurance, professional errors and omissions insurance, and excess and umbrella insurance. We represent them in property and casualty disputes, coverage issues, policy and statutory interpretation, special risks, arson, and fraudulent and exaggerated claims. We have special expertise in complex, multi-party litigation, class actions, sporting events, professional negligence and automobile tort claims.

Members of our Insurance Defence Group represent clients at all levels of court, coroner's inquests, tribunal hearings, arbitrations, and mediations. We also assist insurers in the investigation of claims, including conducting examinations of insureds under oath. We frequently advise clients on risk management and risk analysis. With seven insurance litigators of varying levels of experience, we have the right litigator for every need, from trials in Small Claims Court to appeals before the Supreme Court of Canada.

Some of our many Insurance Defence services include:

  • Arson
  • Class action defence
  • Complex, multiparty litigation
  • Coverage analysis
  • Fraud
  • General liability
  • Motor vehicle claims
  • Property and casualty disputes
  • Risk management and risk analysis
  • Special risks
  • Sports and entertainment events