Our history and reputation in insurance defence litigation speak for themselves. And, in the last 20 years, our firm has evolved and expanded to meet the challenges of an increasingly complex insurance industry and the developing expectations of our society. Not only does Evans, Philp LLP provide exemplary representation for our clients, but we are also dedicated to maintaining a current and expansive knowledge of industry developments. Similarly, while centred in Hamilton, we have long provided defences for our clients across Ontario – developing expertise and experience with the local circumstances of the adjudicators, juries, and counsel. 


We are committed to moving the law forward in the interests of our insurance clients. We are equally dedicated to providing up-to-date information to contribute to our clients’ delivery of first-class insurance products. In this cooperative partnership, we provide: A) experienced counsel, B) practical and innovative solutions, and C) sensitivity and responsiveness to client needs.

Our Team Approach

Evans, Philp LLP has the expertise and resources to assertively represent our clients’ interests. Our team approach builds upon specialized experience obtained from our focused practice areas. As a client of the firm, you have access to firm lawyers with a specialized understanding of your legal needs.


In an era of the law that requires increasing specialization, we offer insurance defence services through two distinct teams of legal professionals: the accident benefits group and the tort group.

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 Accident Benefits law, we are positioned to provide clients with a high level of knowledge, experience, and competency.

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

Our lawyers are known for their ongoing contributions to the legal landscape in this area and regularly present at industry seminars. An 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.

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. 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 and specialized tribunals. 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.

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