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Insurance companies are facing an increasingly competitive and rapidly changing world. The Insurance Group at McLennan Ross helps our insurance clients successfully navigate both long-established insurance matters and newly emerging challenges.
With more than 30 lawyers providing services to insurers, we have the depth that allows us to draw on hundreds of combined years protecting their interests. From property damage claims and automobile accidents and bodily injuries, to coverage disputes and class actions, our clients can rest assured we have the experience to assist them.
Our strong reputation is based on results.
Our insurance group has enjoyed a valued association with Canada’s insurance industry, serving as counsel for national and international insurance companies for decades. We represent major Canadian and international insurers, brokers, syndicates, adjusters, corporations, individuals and self-insured organizations. It’s our job to know every detail of the legal and business needs of our clients, both institutional insurers and self-insured corporations.
Understanding an insurer’s approach to claims and what they want to accomplish is part of how McLennan Ross works to achieve the best results for our clients. Whether it is finding a resolution at the earliest opportunity or moving a matter quickly and efficiently to trial, we work with insurers to develop strategies and handle claims in a timely and cost-effective manner.
We know what our clients need.
We have a solid appreciation of the requirements of insurers and understand the challenges they face. We know the documents, processes, and legal principles relating to the insurance industry. We have an extensive bank of precedents and memo and expert witness databases upon which to draw, reducing research time and costs.
Our relationships with the hard-working people behind the company name are valuable to us and we strive to deliver exceptional service to each client, whether it is a brand new or long-standing relationship developed over many years. We take the time to get to know all the people involved, from the insurance industry as well as the legal community, to find the best solution for each unique situation.
Top reasons to work with us:
- Our goal is cost containment.
We help our clients resolve their legal problems quickly and economically. We continually review our systems and processes to ensure timely and cost-effective service. For major disputes, we develop a project management approach at an early stage with our client to identify issues, form a strategy, and prepare a budget.
- We are efficient.
With the resources to handle any size file, we are masters at appropriate delegation. Files will always go to the right person, whether a senior partner or a skilled junior lawyer. We also have some of the best paralegals and support staff in the business.
- Our focus on timelines.
We respond quickly to our clients and get the right people on the job early. We look ahead, know the proper steps to move files forward and keep lines of communication open.
- Our creativity.
Our clients appreciate that we don’t just follow the dots or stick to traditional methods of resolution. Even when we’re thrown a curve ball, we know what to do.
- We stay ahead of the game.
As insurance moves towards a paperless environment, we can efficiently process files sent electronically. We make it easy for our clients to assimilate information with state-of-the-art IT systems.
- We keep our clients informed and up-to-date.
We provide continuing education and information on updates and changes in the law that affect the insurance industry with regular e-Alerts, newsletter articles, and educational webinars and seminars on relevant topics.
Contact us today for advice on any insurance issue, no matter the size or complexity. The insurance team at McLennan Ross is always ready to help.
Our experience covers:
- Auto liability
- Bad faith litigation
- Business interruption
- Class actions
- Comprehensive liability
- Directors’ and officers’ liability
- Employment liability
- Environmental liability
- Errors & omissions
- Fatality claims
- Fidelity and surety
- Fire losses
- Homeowners’ insurance
- Life, accident and sickness insurance
- Oil and gas
- Personal injury
- Products liability
- Professional liability and malpractice
- Property losses
- SEF 44 matters
- Specialty lines