Our Practice

Litigation

Genest Murray is litigation counsel of choice for insurers, businesses and individuals. Our lawyers advise and take on matters of tortious and contractual liability with care and concern for our clients’ interests whether the issues appear to lie in the mainstream or the highly technical and specialized. Our lawyers assist our clients, plaintiffs and defendants, in recovering damages or resolving difficult disputes in commercial, education, employment, health, personal injury, occupiers’ liability, product liability, motor vehicle and transportation matters. Our expertise and litigation focused practice allows us to serve our clients free from conflict of interest issues that beset more generalized practices.

Genest Murray lawyers are retained by many of Canada’s leading Property & Casualty Insurers, defending their insureds in liability actions before the courts and in alternative dispute resolution venues throughout the province.

Our lawyers have demonstrated experience in professional liability actions, especially against lawyers and school boards. We are among the counsel retained by the Lawyers’ Professional Indemnity Company to defend negligence and other claims against Ontario lawyers. These claims involve all areas of legal practice from real estate to complex commercial transactions and often require innovative “work out” strategies to diffuse potential claims or to repair errors.

We have acted for life insurers defending actions on life, health and disability policies including punitive and aggravated damage demands. We also advise and provide opinions to Insurers on the interpretation and application of insuring agreements and exclusions in Comprehensive and Commercial General Liability policies, Commercial Property policies involving property damage, business interruption and extra expense claims, Life and Health policies and Professional Liability policies including those covering engineers and architects.

Alternative Dispute Resolution Services

Genest Murray helped pioneer the use of alternative dispute resolution procedures in Canada. We were instrumental in bringing ADR into the mainstream of practice in Ontario. Members of the firm are experienced and trained as neutrals in mediations, arbitrations and other procedures designed to expedite and facilitate high quality dispute resolution.