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Insurance & Risk Management
LAW SCHOOL: Dalhousie University
BAR ADMISSIONS: Nova Scotia (2004), Alberta (2010)
In her commercial litigation practice, Jennifer has defended and prosecuted a wide range of contractual disputes, including shareholder issues, commercial and residential tenancy breaches, employment/service agreements, and much more. She has unique experience in complex, multi-party litigation such as long-tail environmental losses, pipeline failures, intellectual property disputes, construction negligence, and class action litigation. Because of Jennifer’s experience in eastern and western Canada, she has represented clients in a wide range of industries and settings, from aquaculture and off-shore oil and gas in the Atlantic, to ski resorts and land-based oil and gas in the Prairies.
Jennifer’s experience in insurance defence includes claims involving professional liability, sexual abuse, property loss and injury claims. She has also acted for insurers in Alberta and Nova Scotia as both defence and coverage counsel.
Jennifer’s administrative law experience includes land use planning disputes, medical staff privileges issues, and professional negligence/disciplinary issues.
Jennifer has appeared before the Alberta Court of Appeal, Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench, Nova Scotia Supreme Court, Nova Scotia Court of Appeal, Provincial Courts of Nova Scotia and Alberta, Nova Scotia Labour Board, Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board, the Nova Scotia Police Review Board and various other boards and tribunals. When practicing in Nova Scotia, Jennifer was appointed as a member of the Regional Assessment Appeal Court.
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Jennifer also presents at various in-house insurance seminars on topics such as Directors’ and Officers’ insurance, commercial general liability (CGL) Policies and for several years taught Civil Trial Practice at Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University.