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Laura Dickson

Associate

“Committed to excellence and driven to achieve an unrelenting success on behalf of our clients.”
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Bio

Laura earned her L.L.B in Scots Law from the University of Glasgow, Scotland in 2007. After coming to Canada in 2008, she completed her NCA qualifications at the University of Toronto. Laura joined Hughes Amys LLP after being called to the Bar in June 2012.

Laura practices civil litigation with an emphasis on insurance defence in the areas of long term disability and critical illness claims, accident benefit matters, personal injury, property damage, occupiers' liability, wrongful dismissal, and product liability.

Laura is a Trustee of the Hamilton Law Association and is also a member of the Collections & Library Excellence Subcommittee. Laura previously served on the New Lawyers' Subcommittee of the Hamilton Law Association for 5 years from 2012 to 2017.

She is also member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Hamilton Law Association, the Hamilton Lawyers' Club, the Hamilton Medical-Legal Society, The Advocates' Society, the Ontario Bar Association, and the Canadian Bar Association. 

Laura is married with two daughters.

Education

  • Called to the Bar in Ontario in – June 2012
  • NCA Qualifications 2011/12
  • University of Glasgow, LLB Scots Law, 2007

Affiliations

  • Ontario Bar Association
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Hamilton Law Association
  • Hamilton Lawyers Club
  • Hamilton Medico-Legal Society
  • Law Society of Upper Canada
  • The Advocate’s Society
  • Hamilton Law Association New Lawyers Subcommittee 2012-present and ongoing

Involvement

  • Trustee of the Hamilton Law Association

Decisions

Dec
23
2015

Decision No. 361/14

2014 ONWSIAT 444

May
09
2013

Hasselsjo v. CBI Home Health Group

2013 ONSC 2684

Application - successful defence of an application for leave to appeal an Order awarding costs

Publications of Note

  • 2016 Hamilton Law Association: New Lawyers Subcommittee Update

Presentations of Note

  • 2016 Hamilton Law Association Professionalism Session: "The Client Meeting"
  • 2016 Hamilton Law Association Advocacy Program
  • 2015 Hamilton Law Association: "Top 10 Accident Benefit Cases in 2015"
  • 2015 Hamilton Law Association: "Practical Tips for the Courtroom"
  • 2015 Hamilton Law Association Advocacy Program
  • 2014 Hamilton Law Association: "Practical Tips for the Courtroom"
  • 2014 Hamilton Law Association Advocacy Program
  • 2013 Hamilton Law Association: "Practical Tips for the Courtroom"

BLAWG Posts

Dec
01
2017

Paper on Notable Tort Cases of 2017 co-authored in part by Hughes Amys' Jennifer Malchuk and Laura Dickson

Congratulations to our Jennifer Malchuk who was among the well-received presenters on November 30th, 2017 to the 17th Annual Advocacy Conference of the Hamilton Law Association, discussing Notable Tort Cases of 2017. Our Laura Dickson assisted Je......

Oct
18
2017

Ont. Div'l. Ct. upholds LAT Adjudicator's decision in case where our Shikha Sharma acted for the respondent insurer, and held the appropriate standard of review from the LAT is reasonableness

Many thanks to my colleagues Bevin Shores and Laura Dickson who have been monitoring the recent case law while I've been away. One of the decisions involved our very own Shikha Sharma who was successful before a three-judge panel of the Ontario D......

  • Canadian Lawyer - Top 10 Boutique 2017-18
  • The ARC Group
  • Best Lawyers 2017
  • Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2016

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