Laura Hanson is a Partner and member of the firm’s Insurance and Construction + Engineering Practices. Laura regularly acts as defence counsel for a wide variety of matters including property claims that involve defending contractors, trades and engineers, and product liability and personal injury claims.
Laura also regularly acts as coverage counsel for insurers, providing coverage opinions in relation to both property and liability claims for all types of policies, including Commercial and Homeowner policies, CGL policies, Director and Officer Liability policies and All-Risks and Wrap-Up and Course of Construction policies. In doing this work, Laura regularly acts for major insurance companies and companies who are self-insured. She defends retailers, business owners and homeowners relating to personal injury matters, manufacturers and distributors in relation to product liability issues, and developers, contractors and engineers sued in relation to construction and professional liability matters.
Laura’s practice focuses extensively on negotiation and mediation. She regularly participates in mediations for her clients in advance of trial and has extensive experience resolving claims by negotiation at or prior to mediation. She also has experience doing arbitration work and regularly appears before the Supreme Court of British Columbia.
Prior to joining Alexander Holburn, Laura practised at a large international law firm in Alberta where she practised primarily in the area of general commercial litigation.