Anna L. Casemore

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Address: 2 Queen St. E., Suite 1500 Toronto, Ontario M5C 3G5
Lawyer Firm: Blaney McMurtry LLP
Phone: 416-593-3966
Fax: 416-596-2047

First Year of Call
Ontario, 2000

Areas of Practice
Construction Law

Anna has an impressively broad range of insurance experience and expertise, and is widely recognized by British (her clients include numerous Lloyd’s syndicates), U.S. and domestic insurers for her depth of knowledge and understanding of the insurance industry.

A committed and experienced litigator, Anna’s practice is focused on insurance and commercial disputes. She is often sought out by insurers to defend insureds, render coverage advice, or provide claims-monitoring services with respect to professional indemnity (often involving engineers or medical / healthcare professionals), directors’ and officers’, environmental, political risks, film production, sports, products liability, and commercial general liability disputes. Anna has also provided defence and coverage advice in the context of complex class actions, in which multi-layered insurance coverage is in play. Often, Anna’s mandates are sensitive, and require utmost discretion.

Anna’s pragmatic philosophy of quickly and efficiently getting to the crux of a matter enables her to develop creative and effective exit strategies as early as possible. She appreciates that cases are often resolved outside the courtroom (Anna has considerable experience in Alternative Dispute Resolution), and she has often, expertly and persuasively, resolved seemingly insoluble claims prior to trial. On the other hand, recognizing that sometimes one needs to fight the good fight, Anna is a fearless and adept advocate.

Anna has appeared at all levels of court in Ontario. She and a colleague successfully argued an appeal before the Supreme Court of Canada, on behalf of an international insurer, concerning a cross-border coverage dispute (Teck Cominco Metals Ltd. v. Lloyd’s Underwriters, 2009 SCC 11).

Anna is also the insurance representative of the Blaneys’ Cannabis Group.

Anna is a prolific author. She regularly writes articles, and speaks at conferences for the Lloyd’s insurance market and other insurers, on current Canadian legal topics of interest. She is also the co-editor of Blaneys’ Coffee House, a widely published newsletter, which caters primarily to the London insurance market.

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