Jennifer’s personal drive and commitment to our clients’ interests enable her to achieve the best resolution for our clients in a timely and efficient manner. Jennifer works for a wide variety of clients and tailors her approach to the specific needs of each situation.
The insurance clients that Jennifer works with focus on cost-efficient results and protecting their insureds’ interests. Jennifer keeps these interests as a guiding principle, working towards a favourable result. Jennifer provides strategic advice to our clients to prevent and resolve employment disputes and provides effective advocacy and representation for clients if a complaint or lawsuit is made.
Lawsuit against landlord
- Successfully defended, at trial and on appeal, a landlord against a lawsuit brought by tenants after a fire substantially damaged the rented property. The claim was dismissed on the basis that there was no causal like between the landlord’s failure to install smoke alarms and the actual damage suffered by the tenants (Boon v. Mann 2015 BCSC 990) (affirm’d Boon v. Mann, 2016 BCCA 242)
Pollution exclusion clause
- Successfully defended insurer’s decision to deny coverage under homeowner’s policy for contamination caused by above-ground heating oil tank (Corbould v. BCAA Insurance Corp., 2010 BCSC 1536)
- Defended owner of pulp mill in complex, multi-party litigation arising from fire at premises, and secondary fires caused by flying burning embers. Successfully negotiated favourable settlement of claims through multi-day, multi-party mediation
Jennifer’s ultimate goal is to always achieve the best possible result for our clients whether through negotiations, formal dispute resolution or pursuing litigation.
Insurance Litigation Services
|Coverage advice and defence of coverage enforcement claims||Defense of bad faith claims|
|Defense and subrogation of property damage claims, including fire loss and environmental contamination||Defense of personal injury claims, including orthopaedic injuries, traumatic brain injuries and psychological disorders|
Employment Law Services
|Defense of employers in wrongful and constructive dismissal claims||Consultation on and drafting of employment contracts and severance packages|
|Representing employers in employment standards complaints||Consultation on privacy issues and disciplinary measures|
Business Litigation Services
|Cost recovery actions from environmental contamination||Defense of defamation and conspiracy claims|
|Obtaining necessary court approval for Plans of Arrangement|
Jennifer has appeared at the Supreme Court and Court of Appeal as well as in front of tribunals. She utilizes her litigation skills in a wide variety of ways to advocate for our clients and achieve a favourable result both in and outside of the courtroom. Jennifer has experience working with clients in a wide range of practice areas and works hard and takes pride in developing her expertise. She uses this experience to remain adaptable and find the best resolution for the individual client’s needs.Download PDF