Our Expertise

Alexander Holburn is a leader in the area of insurance coverage and we are proud to have on our team some of the top coverage lawyers in the nation. We have a long history of being the “go to” firm for insurers to handle their most complex and monetarily significant coverage disputes. Over the years, our firm has amassed an enormous body of knowledge that forms the basis of the sound and practical advice that we offer to our clients. We provide advice and litigation services to our insurance clients on all types of insurance policies (see below) and regularly defend insurers against allegations of bad faith and claims for punitive damages. In addition, our extensive knowledge and understanding of insurance policies allows us to provide assistance to our clients in the drafting of policy language.

Our lawyers have appeared at all levels of court in their defence of insurers, including the Supreme Court of Canada. When we are not developing the law through our own cases, we keep attuned to developments and trends in the law across the nation so that we can provide our clients with value-added education on matters that affect their risk exposures. Members of our team speak regularly at industry and continuing legal education conferences and have published extensively in national legal and insurance journals. We are actively involved in the Canadian Bar Association’s Insurance Section where numerous of our members have served on the Executive and we are actively engaged in various professional associations, including the Defence Research Institute and Canadian Defence Lawyers.

Our Services

The expertise described above extends to almost every type of insurance policy, including:

  • Commercial Property
  • Commercial General Liability
  • Homeowner and Strata
  • Directors and Officers
  • Builder’s Risk
  • Marine
  • Motor Vehicle/ICBC
  • Boiler and Machinery
  • Wrap-up Liability
  • Cyber Liability
  • Environmental
  • Accident and Disability
  • Errors and Omissions
  • Employment Practices

Industry Involvement

Our lawyers are actively involved in a number of industry associations including:

For current news and commentary from our lawyers, visit our Insurance Law Blog.

Network + Affiliations

If you require advice on a jurisdiction outside of British Columbia or Ontario, we can call upon the expertise of our various networks and affiliations.

Through our membership in the ARC Group Canada Inc., we provide insurers and self-insured companies with insurance and risk-related legal services across Canada. This membership also includes an affiliation with Legalign Global, a network of four of the world’s leading insurance law firms. Through this network, we can respond directly and effectively to any global insurance claim.