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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

News & Media

Firm News

Torkin Manes shortlisted by Chambers Canada for the 2019 Regional Law Firm of the Year Award

Chambers Canada Torkin Manes is honoured to be shortlisted by Chambers & Partners in the category of Regional Law Firm of the Year for the 2019 Chambers Canada Aw...
Sep 18, 2019

Torkin Manes named Regional Law Firm of the Year at the 2019 Chambers Canada Awards

Chambers and Partners Torkin Manes is proud to announce that our firm has been recognized as the Regional Law Firm of the Year by Chambers and Partners at the 201...
Sep 17, 2019
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Torkin Manes recognized as the #1 ranked Ontario regional law firm by Canadian Lawyer

Canadian Lawyer We thank our clients, colleagues and peers for recognizing us with this distinguished honour.
Mar 4, 2019
Firm News

Torkin Manes welcomes 3 new partners

We are pleased to announce that 3 of our lawyers have been admitted to the partnership: Tal Cyngiser  is a member of our Business Law G...
Jan 2, 2019