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Bevin Shores

Partner

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Bio

Bevin Shores is a partner 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

Nov
10
2017

Hughes Amys' Bevin Shores and Caroline Mowat's Paper and Presentation on the Insurance Act threshold

Congratulations to our very own Bevin Shores and Caroline Mowat for the superb paper on the statutory threshold they prepared for the Ontario Bar Association's November 7th, 2017 program entitled, "Motor Vehicle Tort Litigation in Ontario: Critica......

Oct
20
2017

Ont. Super. Ct. dismisses action for delay and for failure to comply with Court order

Many thanks to Bevin Shores for preparing the following case note which I've lightly edited:   In Farmer v 145 King Street West, Ontario Superior Court Justice Ferguson granted the defendants’ motion to dismiss the plaintiff’s act......

Oct
20
2017

Ont. Super. Ct. declines to restore plaintiff's action to the trial list a third time

Many thanks to Bevin Shores for preparing the following case note, which I've lightly edited:   In Correia v Pinto, Ontario Superior Court Justice Van Melle dismissed the plaintiff’s motion to restore her action to the trial list. The ......

Oct
19
2017

Hughes Amys' own Mini Kohli successful before Ont. Super. Ct. in obtaining security for costs notwithstanding the out-of-province plaintiff having some adverse cost insurance

Many thanks to Bevin Shores for her case note about our Mini Kohli's obtaining a security for costs order in Boudreau v TMS Lighting Ltd., an action arising from a snowmobile accident in which the plaintiff sustained serious injuries. I add my voi......

Oct
19
2017

Ont. Super. Ct. finds insurer does not need to prove vehicle owner knew of vehicle operator's "illegal use" in order for exclusion under section 7.2.2 of the OAP 1 to apply

Many thanks to my partner, Bevin Shores, for preparing the following case note about Ontario Superior Court Justice DiTomaso's decision in Kowaluk v Western Assurance Company about the illegal use provision in the Ontario automobile poli......

Aug
24
2017

Hughes Amys' Greg Bailey and Bevin Shores successful on S.C.C. leave application dealing with whether re-litigation of an issue in a SABS priority dispute was an abuse of process

Further to the previous Blawg post, pasted below, new congratulations to Greg Bailey and Bevin Shores are in order, as the Supreme Court of Canada, on August 24th, 2017, dismissed a leave to appeal application from the Ontario Court of Appeal deci......

Jun
02
2017

Ont. Super. Ct. dismisses constitutional challenge of certain automobile provisions of Insurance Act, including the comprehensive jurisdiction of the Licence Appeal Tribunal to decide SABS disputes

Many thanks to our Sabina Arulampalam for preparing the following note about Campisi v. Ontario, in which certain Insurance Act provisions were constitutionally challenged, including the one giving the Licence Appeal Tribunal e......

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......

News

Dec
01
2012

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

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  • Best Lawyers 2017
  • Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2016

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