Laura M. Hanson


Laura Hanson is a member of the firm’s Insurance and Construction + Engineering Practices. Laura regularly acts as defence counsel for a wide variety of matters such as product liability, construction, personal injury and out of province motor vehicle claims. She also acts for rental car insurers, defends professionals such as insurance brokers and engineers, and acts as coverage counsel for insurers. In doing this work, Laura regularly acts for major insurance companies and companies who are self-insured. She also regularly participates in mediations for her clients in advance of trial and appears before the Supreme Court of British Columbia. Prior to joining Alexander Holburn, Laura practised at an international law firm in Alberta where she practiced primarily in the area of general commercial litigation, with a particular emphasis on energy related matters, including oil and gas disputes and electricity claims.

Representative Experience

  • Extensive experience resolving claims by negotiation or attendance at mediation in advance of trial
  • Regularly appears before the Supreme Court of British Columbia
  • Defends retailers, business owners and homeowners in relation to claims advanced under the Occupiers Liability Act relating to personal injury matters
  • Defends manufacturers and distributors in relation to claims advanced under the Sale of Goods Act relating to product liability issues
  • Defends developers, contractors and engineers sued in relation to construction related matters
  • Provides coverage opinions for insurers for all types of policies, including homeowner policies, CGL, All-Risks and Wrap-Up and Course of Construction Policies
  • Prosecutes subrogated actions for insurers
  • Represented an electricity company in Alberta in two arbitrations
  • Represented an employer at an Employment Standards Appeal hearing
  • Represented a major Canadian railway company at trial

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