Bar Admission

  • 2006 Admitted to the British Columbia Bar
  • 2021 Admitted to the Yukon Bar
  • 2023 Admitted to the Northwest Territories Bar

Hollis Bromley is a Partner and a member of the firm’s Insurance Practice. She is also a member of the executive committee.

Her practice is primarily litigation-based, with an emphasis on insurance defence and insurance coverage. She deals with claims ranging from bodily injury and property damage to employment and human rights defence, including representing clients in class actions and complex commercial and regulatory matters. Hollis acts for insurers in relation to all types of coverages, including Professional Liability, CGL, D&O, E&O, Cyber, EPL, All-risks, Wrap-up and Course of Construction policies. She defends claims and provides coverage advice for out-of-province motor vehicle insurers and their insureds. Hollis is an active member of the insurance defence legal community and is a two term past Chair of the Insurance Section of the Canadian Bar Association’s British Columbia Branch and three term President of The ARC Group Canada, a network of independent law firms across Canada that provides insurers and self-insured companies with insurance and risk-related legal services. She is a regular contributor to insurance industry publications and presenter for the Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia and the Canadian Defence Lawyers.

Within her professional liability practice, she represents the interests of acupuncturists, chiropractors, dentists, naturopaths, massage therapists, occupational therapists, optometrists, physiotherapists, psychologists, registered clinical counsellors, real estate appraisers, surveyors, home inspectors, mortgage brokers, and financial planners.  Her experience spans various jurisdictions, including B.C., Alberta, and Manitoba. Hollis has dealt with an array of complaints against professionals, including sexual misconduct, harassment, failure to obtain consent, improper medical record management, fraudulent billing, improper advertising, improper infection controls, negligent performance of services resulting in injury or damages, and other bylaw and standard of practice infractions. She has also acted for various professional Colleges in civil and human rights matters, allowing her a unique perspective when representing professionals facing complaints to their College.

On A Personal Note...

Hollis was born and raised in Vancouver and, being an avid West-Coaster, she enjoys skiing, hiking, boating, going crabbing and everything in between. When not able to get out of the City, she enjoys spending weekends in her Kitsilano neighbourhood with her husband, daughter and rescue-mutt.

Representative Experience

Representative experiences include appearing before the British Columbia Supreme Court, the British Columbia Court of Appeal, the British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal, the Workers’ Compensation Appeal Tribunal, and various professional Colleges on matters ranging from complex class actions and multi-party lawsuits being tried as class actions, to serious bodily injury claims such as traumatic spinal injuries and insurance coverage matters. Examples of her recent experience include:

  • Securing a dismissal of a College complaint of sexual misconduct and improper release of private medical information
  • Securing a dismissal of a College complaint of negligent provision of professional services resulting in bodily injury
  • Successful resolution of bodily injury claim involving complex traumatic brain injury allegations and insurance policy limit issues
  • Successful defence of a property damage claim resulting from a fire, where she was able to prove the client was not the cause of the fire
  • Successful defence of a Human Rights Tribunal complaint involving allegations of discriminatory conduct in the termination of an employee
  • Drafting new insurance policy language for a large insurance provider


  • April 25, 2024, “Canadian Defence Lawyers Conference 2024 – B.C. Coverage Update”, CDL, Presenter
  • October 14, 2022, “Insurance Law Conference 2022 – Prosecuting, Defending and Assessing Coverage for Sexual Misconduct Claims”, CLE BC, Presenter
  • October 14, 2022, “Sexual Harassment/Sexual Misconduct: Policies, Coverage, and Practice”, CLE BC, paper co-authored with B. De Vita and A. Benzinger
  • September 28, 2022, “Looking Back – How 2021 Cases are Shaping 2022 Risk Management”, The ARC Group of Canada, Presenter
  • March 12, 2021, “Defending Professional Negligence Claims”, Client Presentation to Insurance Industry
  • January 16, 2020, “Avoiding Litigation in Canada”, AmCham Finland, Presenter
  • January 15, 2020, “Canadian Civil Procedure and Products Liability”, Client Presentation to Finland Insurance Industry
  • November 22, 2019, “2019 Insurance Caselaw Update: a mixed bag of wins and losses for insurers and insureds”, Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia, Insurance Law Conference, Author and Presenter
  • May 28, 2019, “B.C. Motor Vehicle and Expert Report Update”, Client Presentation to Insurance Industry
  • August 10, 2018, “Negligence 101”, Client Presentation to Insurance Industry
  • February 2017, “Looking to the Future”, Canadian Underwriter, P. 34, Co-authored with B. De Vita
  • August 2016, “Double Duty?” Canadian Underwriter, P.22, Author
  • May 2016, “Puzzling Your Way Through an Insurance Contract”, CLEBC, Author and Presenter
  • September 2015, “Renewed Faith”, Canadian Underwriter, Co-authored with B. De Vita
  • Spring 2015, “More Open Interpretation?” Canadian Underwriter, Author
  • August/September 2014, “The Mortgage Clause: Insurers and Adjusters Shouldn’t Overlook the Role of the Standard Mortgage Clause in the Property Insurance Policy”, Claims Canada, Co-authored with B. De Vita
  • April 2014, “Misrepresentation and Material Non-Disclosure – Avoiding Pitfalls”, Canadian Underwriter, Co-authored with B. De Vita
  • June 12, 2012, “Reasonable Expectations Post-Progressive Homes”, Canadian Defence Lawyers Conference (Toronto), Presenter
  • September 27, 2011, “Insurance Coverage Potpourri”, Canadian Defence Lawyers Conference (Vancouver) Co-presented with B. De Vita
  • June 2010, “The Decision is in the Bag: A Recent Win for Insurers on CGL Coverage”, Claims Canada, Co-authored with B. De Vita
  • September 2008, “Allocation of Defence Costs”, Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia, Insurance Law Conference, Co-presented with B. De Vita
  • “Understanding the Duty and Right to Defend”, Adjuster’s Quarterly, Co-authored with B. De Vita


BC Courts Require “Good Reason” to Delay Filing RTCCs in Class Actions

The Supreme Court of Nova Scotia Denies Class Certification in Dental Malpractice Case, Choyce v. Guam: A Closer Look at the Requirements and Implications

Class Proceedings Can Constitute an Abuse of Process but Interim Relief is Unlikely

Class not certified for abstract (“what if?”) harm respecting increased risk of cancer diagnosis: Palmer v. Teva Canada Ltd., 2022 ONSC 4690

The burden of proving negligence

Special costs in coverage litigation

Update on the Standard Mortgage Clause: How to asses the lender’s claim after a property sale

The Mortgage Clause: Insurers and adjusters shouldn’t overlook the role of the standard mortgage clause in the property insurance policy

Discount Rates Changed

Interpretation of the Standard Non-Owned Automobile Policy

Some Welcome Clarification of Policy Interpretation for Insurers

Get the Limitation Clock Ticking – Reminder to insurers of the new notification requirements

Professional & Community Affiliations