Insurance Law

For more than 80 years, Evans Philp LLP has delivered quality general and specialized legal services to the insurance industry.

Our Focus

We believe our history and reputation in insurance defence litigation speak for themselves. And, as part of our continuing commitment to excellence, Evans, Philp LLP remains cognizant of the need to adapt our practice to the ever-changing demands of modern-day insurance litigation.

In the last 15 years, our firm has evolved and significantly expanded to meet the challenges of an increasingly complex insurance industry. Not only does Evans, Philp provide exemplary and innovative legal representation to our valued insurance clients, but we are also ardently dedicated to maintaining a current and expansive knowledge of developments in the industry.

We are wholly committed to moving the law forward and, in doing so, to aggressively advocate the interests of our insurance clients in both the legal and legislative forums. We are equally dedicated to providing up-to-date information to the insurance companies we represent so that we can be a crucial component in our clients’ delivery of first-class insurance products.

In an era of the law that requires increasing specialization, we offer insurance defence services through two distinct teams of legal professionals.

Accident Benefits

Evans Philp’s dedicated Accident Benefits Group advances our clients’ interest through tribunal litigation and private arbitration on all matters involving Ontario’s no-fault regime, including benefit disputes, priority and loss transfer questions, and coverage issues. As one of the largest practice groups in Ontario committed exclusively to the practice of Accident Benefits law, our lawyers and support staff are uniquely positioned to provide clients with a high level of knowledge, experience, and competency.

Focused on litigation, our lawyers appear frequently before the Licence Appeal Tribunal and regularly handle matters through Reconsideration and Appeal processes. Our practice is supported by a staff of highly capable and dedicated clerks and legal assistants who ensure that matters are handled attentively and efficiently for our clients.

Like our peers in the Tort Group, our lawyers are known for their ongoing contributions to the legal landscape in this area and regularly present as speakers at industry seminars. Our emphasis on internal collaboration and mentorship allows us to provide clients with legal advice and representation informed by a depth of experience and institutional knowledge of the industry.

We pride ourselves on meeting the distinct challenges of practicing in this area of law, assisting our clients to navigate through complex legislation and shifting precedent. Our lawyers excel at combining their extensive knowledge with a creative approach to obtain positive results for our clients and to contribute to the growing body of legal decisions. We are privileged to represent clients interested in litigating matters on principle, allowing our firm to play a role in shaping Accident Benefits law in Ontario.


Evans Philp’s dedicated Tort Group provides litigation defence in a wide range of insured matters across Ontario, including all manner of personal injury claims, product liability, fire and property claims including fraud, professional negligence, and quasi-criminal matters. The group benefits from extensive experience at all levels of court, as well as with alternative dispute resolution. This expertise is a shared strength: our students and associates are involved early and in earnest; and our support staff become specialists in their own right.

The Tort Group also has a long history of providing legal opinions on all matters of tort law, including complex coverage issues, priority, and matters with jurisdictional complications. We regularly present as speakers at seminars for the legal profession, the insurance industry, and insured associations as well.

Like our peers in the Accident Benefits group, we have the privilege of representing clients that defend matters on principle. As a result, we not only apply the law, we shape it. The creativity and experience developed are seen in all manner of how we resolve our clients’ issues.

Principled, expedient, and cost-effective resolutions of insurance defence matters have become the hallmark of our Tort Group.

Would you make a great addition to one of our teams?

Telephone 905-525-1200 | Fax 905-525-7897

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1 King Street West, 16th Floor
Hamilton, Ontario
L8P 1A4

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