Lawyers in our insurance group advise insurers directly on a complex variety of legal matters including corporate organization and regulatory compliance, interpretation of policies, the provision of coverage opinions, and litigation of coverage disputes. Our insurance lawyers also deal extensively with investigations into fraudulent claims, arson and other deviant claims activity.
As well, our insurance lawyers carry on a very vigorous liability defence practice, together with strong casualty, life and disability defence practises. Principal areas of defence activity include CGL policies, professional negligence, products liability, directors and officers' coverage, municipal liability and construction surety policies.
Notably, our insurance group possesses demonstrated expertise in the defence of professional liability claims throughout Manitoba, an area in which our services are sought out by leading regional and national insurers.
How Are Relationships Between Insurance Defence Counsel, Insurer and the Insured affected by Ethical Obligations and Coverage Disputes November 23, 2012 4:05 pm
Third party claims covered by liability insurance create a unique role for insurance defence counsel. It also creates unique relationships between insurer and insured. The purpose of this seminar is twofold. First, it is to address the legal ethical obligations of insurance defence counsel when appointed to defend a case. Who is the defence counsel's client? What obligations are owed to the client by the lawyer? What happens when an insured tells defence counsel something material to coverage (as opposed to the defence of the underlying claim)? What should defence counsel do-- disclose to all parties? withdraw without comment? Second, the purpose of this seminar is to go beyond legal ethics and look at how coverage disputes in third party liability coverage affect the relationship between insurer and insured. Read more...
Lex Mundi Insurance Guide
This guide is part of the Lex Mundi Global Practice Guide Series which features substantive overviews of laws, practice areas, and legal and business issues in jurisdictions around the globe. This particular guide discusses insurance in the province of Manitoba with respect to insurance law. . Read more...