Sexual Misconduct in Professional Liability Cases: Key Strategies in Defending & Litigating These Claims, USLaw Presentation, October 2013
The Fast & Furious: Construction Law Five-Minute Drill, US Law Network Client Conference, Tucson, Arizona, April 2013
Construction Defect Claims: The Ins & The Outs, The Do's the Don'ts. Buildex Vancouver, February 14, 2013
Samantha Ip is a partner of the firm and a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. She is the Chair of the Insurance Group, and a member of the Infrastructure, Construction & Procurement and Higher Learning Groups.
With 18 years of experience handling insurance and construction matters, Samantha has been nationally recognized for her legal work. She has appeared as counsel in the Supreme Court, the Court of Appeal and Federal Court, as well as before administrative tribunals. Samantha resolves claims through alternative dispute resolution for effective risk management.
In the insurance industry she represents insurers located in Canada, the U.S. and in the London market. Samantha is counsel on coverage matters, bad faith claims, complex liability and multi-party litigation. She is the supervising lawyer for an insurer on a mandatory construction warranty program for both coverage and recovery.
Samantha also works for the construction industry. She represents her clients in all facets of a project, from the preparation of construction contracts to the handling and resolution of claims.
Samantha is a regular speaker at seminars; she has presented on construction and insurance topics for industry associations, including Buildex Vancouver, Canadian Construction Women, Vancouver Regional Construction Association, and the BC Insurance Institute. Samantha has also spoken at the BCBEC Annual Conference and AGM on consultants' legal responsibilities. She was the editor for the Continuing Legal Education Annual Law Review for Construction from 2007 to 2011. In addition, Samantha has been published in Construction Business, Legal Edge, Adjusters Quarterly and Canadian Insurance Top Broker.
She obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in 1991 and her Bachelor of Laws degree in 1994, both from the University of British Columbia. In addition to English, Samantha speaks French, Cantonese and Mandarin.