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Bevin Shores

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Bio

Bevin Shores is an associate with Hughes Amys LLP, practicing out of the firm's Hamilton office. She brings her practical and strategic approach to her insurance defence and accident benefits litigation practice.

A graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School, Bevin was called to the Bar in 2008. She holds a bachelor's degree from the University at Buffalo, where she graduated magna cum laude.

She joined Hughes Amys LLP in 2012 after working with a prominent firm in the Niagara region practicing both plaintiff-side personal injury and insurance defence litigation. She draws on her experience practicing on both sides of the insurance bar to develop cost-effective litigation strategies for her clients.

Bevin is actively interested in professional development and has presented to legal and industry associations on various topics including developments in accident benefits law. She is a member of the Hamilton Law Association, the Ontario Bar Association, and the Advocates' Society. She is a past president of the Niagara North Community Legal Clinic Board.

In Bevin's spare time, she enjoys taking advantage of the many outdoor recreation opportunities that Hamilton has to offer. She is a recreational runner and triathlete.

Education

  • Called to the Bar in Ontario in 2008
  • LL.B., Osgoode Hall Law School, 2006
  • B.A., State University of New York at Buffalo, 2003

Affiliations

  • Brock University Research Ethics Board, 2010-2012
  • Niagara North Community Legal Clinic Board, 2010-2012
  • Ontario  Bar Association
  • The Advocates’ Society
  • Hamilton Medical-Legal Society
  • Hamilton Law Association
 

Decisions

Jul
21
2014

Tipu v. Chartis Insurance Co. of Canada

2014 CarswellOnt 10507

May
29
2014

Tipu v. Chartis Insurance Co. of Canada

2014 CarswellOnt 7958

Papers & Publications

Nov
2010
Article

Accident Benefits: How to Win Your AB Case From Start to Finish

Publications of Note

  • Accident Benefits: How to Win Your AB Case From Start to Finish, Canadian Defence Lawyers, 2010
  • Top Accident Benefits Cases, 24th Annual Joint Insurance Seminar, 2010
  • The MIG From the Insured’s Perspective, 25th Annual Joint Insurance Seminar, 2011
  • How Assessments Are Interpreted At Court and Arbitration, Canadian Academy of Psychologists in Disability Assessment, 2011
  • Update on Extracontractual Damages and Special Awards, 27th Annual Joint Insurance Seminar, 2013
  • FSCO Mediations: The Insurer’s Perspective, OTLA Law Clerks’ Conference, 2014

BLAWG Posts

May
17
2017

Hughes Amys' Bevin Shores' OBA Insurance Law Section Insider newsletter article - THE TEST FOR “INCURRED” EXPENSES IN ACCIDENT BENEFITS: DO WE KNOW YET WHAT “INCURRED” MEANS?

Please find pasted below the excellent article by my partner, Bevin Shores, which appears in the May 2017 OBA Insurance Law Section Insider newsletter on the current state of the law with respect to when expenses are "incurred" for SABS ......

Feb
06
2017

Ont. Super. Ct. finds case management judge may hear summary judgment motion when judge has not presided over pre-trial or participated in settlement discussions

Many thanks to Bevin Shores for preparing the following case note which I've lightly edited: In Marocco v Heft, a tort motor vehicle action, the third party police services board moved for summary judgment alleging, in essence, that there was no ......

Feb
06
2017

Ont. C.A. upholds summary judgment dismissal of action of plaintiff who drove into path of moving party defendant's vehicle

Many thanks to Bevin Shores for preparing the case note below which I have lightly edted: In Brown v Dalessandro, the Ontario Court of Appeal found that the motions judge did not make a palpable and overriding error in granting the defendant, Dal......

Feb
04
2017

Ont. C.A. finds no abuse of process in re-litigating in SABS priority dispute whether claimant vehicle was insured

Hearty Congratulations and a tip of the advocacy chapeau to our very own Greg Bailey and Bevin Shores on their successful efforts before the Ontario Court of Appeal in Intact Insurance Company v. Federated Insurance Company of Canada! The Cou......

Jan
10
2017

Part 3 of Bevin Shores' 3-part series on notable 2016 year-end SABS decisions

The third of Bevin Shores' three-part series on notable 2016 year-end SABS decisions deals with cases addressing reasonability and necessity of treatment and quantum of IRBs at the LAT (NC), which features our Ashu Ismail; causation and the burden......

Jan
10
2017

The second of Bevin Shores' three-part review of noteworthy SABS 2016 year-end case law

The second of Bevin Shores' three-part round-up of notable year-end SABS case law  includes cases dealing with treatment of the MIG at the LAT (DJ; MM), how far the term ‘employment’ can be stretched to permit a claimant to claim ......

Jan
10
2017

The first of Bevin Shores' three-part review of notable SABS decisions rendered during the latter part of 2016

Many thanks to our Bevin Shores who has summarized a number of notable SABS decisions from the latter part of 2016, in three parts. The first part, pasted below, deals with economic loss and the “incurred” definition (Keeping; B......

Dec
07
2016

Bevin Shores' and Caroline Mowat's 2016 Auto Threshold Update

Please find attached the excellent paper updating the 2016 case law (to date) on the automobile accident threshold prepared by Bevin Shores and Caroline Mowat, and the terrific PowerPoint presentation given by Bevin, at the Hamilton Law Assoc......

Nov
16
2016

Bevin Shores' OBA Insurance Law Section Insider newsletter article - Lexfund v Ferro et al: Litigation lender found in breach of Consumer Protection Act; recovers simple interest at reduced rate instead of compound interest

Please see pasted below our Bevin Shores' article on the Ont. Super. Ct. decision of Lexfund v. Ferro published in the November 16th, 2016 OBA Insurance Law Section Insider newsletter. Well Done, Bevin! Lexfund v Ferro et al: Litigation lender f......

Oct
18
2016

LAT decisions of interest: (1) Pursuing concurrent NEB and IRB claims is permitted; and (2) Home repairs can be "home modifications", but house cleaning is not

Many thanks to Bevin Shores for her notes on the following two Ontario LAT decisions: In “Applicant” and Dominion of Canada General Insurance Company (16-000063/AABS, October 3, 2016), a decision on a preliminary hearing, Adjudicator L......

News

Dec
01
2012

Hughes Amys LLP would like to welcome our new associate, Bevin Shores, to our Hamilton office.

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