Clyde & Co LLP

Insurance Department

Nationwide - Canada
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What the team is known for The pre-eminent firm for insurance litigation in Canada, leveraging its considerable expertise in this field globally. Acts on a wide range of mandates, including D&O and errors and omissions (E&O) cases, as well as property, casualty and large commercial insurance disputes, including those relating to construction projects or breaches of the Securities Act. Also handles class action defence, arbitration and mediation, product design and regulatory compliance, and provides clients with risk management and underwriting guidance. Increasingly active advising on environmental insurance claims and pollution liability disputes.

Strengths One client praised the firm's "solution-oriented" approach, adding: "They are a real partner to us and really understand our business needs."

Sources unanimously extol the firm's "unbelievable expertise," with one saying: "Clyde & Co is a leading insurance firm with a ton of depth across the board."

Notable practitioners

Carolena Gordon is an experienced insurance practitioner noted for her specialist expertise in the construction industry. Her clients range from contractors and engineering companies to directors and officers as well as insurers. Sources praise her as a "very strategic" and "extremely knowledgeable" lawyer.

John Nicholl is noted for his "long and distinguished career" in the industry, with one source saying: "He is very well known and is someone I can call at any time with an issue and he will respond." An eminent practitioner, he is experienced across the full gamut of insurance-related disputes, with an emphasis on coverage and liability claims.