Program Chair(s)

Gord McGuire

Adair Goldblatt Bieber LLP

Deborah Berlach

Stieber Berlach LLP

Insurance disputes raise distinctive challenges and can lead to very significant awards and settlements.

This program offers a rare opportunity to civil litigators, insurance counsel, in-house counsel, corporate advisors and paralegals who are already involved in these disputes, or who wish to explore the practice opportunities they present.

An experienced faculty, representing both plaintiff’s and defendant’s/insurer’s perspectives, will guide you through the key issues and challenges in this area. 

Registration includes 120-day unlimited, online access to the recorded program.

What You’ll Learn

Anatomy of an insurance policy and principles of interpretation. General liability, auto and homeowners’ policies

The duty to defend applications

The duty of good faith and punitive damages

Tricky procedural issues and the New Simplified Procedure

Priority disputes and apportionment

Coverage issues arising from COVID-19

Distinctive features of the Errors and Omissions policy

Quantifying business interruption claims: tips from practitioners and an accountant with specialized expertise. Understanding and using accountants’ reports

Directors’ and officers’ coverage and liability: an update

Cyber insurance

Ethical and professional issues for legal professionals in insurance disputes

Who Should Attend

Civil litigation lawyers (plaintiffs’ and defence/insurers’) in Ontario

In-house corporate and litigation counsel in Ontario

Possibly: paralegals and litigation law clerks in Ontario


Program Chairs

Gord McGuire

Adair Goldblatt Bieber LLP

Deborah Berlach

Stieber Berlach LLP



 View the program brochure and agenda to see what you’ll learn from leading experts.


Recorded: Mar 24, 2021

$695 + HST

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Substantive5h 40m
Professionalism 1h
Total6h 40m

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