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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
08
2018

Ont. C.A. clarifies role of “participant expert” witnesses in granting appeal and ordering new trial where Court satisfied that trial judge erred with respect to admission of “participant expert” evidence

In Imeson v. Maryvale (Maryvale Adolescent and Family Services), 2018 ONCA 888, the Court of Appeal granted the appellant’s appeal and ordered a new trial, concluding that the trial judge erred with respect to her admission and tre......

Nov
08
2018

Ont. C.A. allows appeal of summary dismissal of social host liability claims, finding the issue of duty of care is a genuine issue requiring a trial

In Williams v Richard, 2018 ONCA 889, an appeal of two related actions concerning a social host liability claim, the Court of Appeal allowed the plaintiffs’ appeal of the dismissal of their actions on summary judgment and ordered the ac......

Nov
01
2018

Ont. C.A. Upholds Dismissal of Court Application Challenging LAT’s Jurisdiction over SABS disputes, agreeing Applicant lacked standing

In the Blawg-posted case of Campisi v Ontario (Attorney General), a challenge to the amended section 280 of the Insurance Act granting sole jurisdiction of the Licence Appeal Tribunal (LAT) over statutory accident benefits (SAB......

Oct
15
2018

Ont. Div. Ct. dismisses application for judicial review of LAT decision upholding limitation period

In Tomec v Economical Mutual Insurance Company, 2018 ONSC 5664, a three judge panel of the Divisional Court dismissed the appellant (claimant)’s application for judicial review of the Licence Appeal Tribunal’s decision finding tha......

Oct
15
2018

Ont. Div. Ct. dismisses judicial review application appealing LAT adjudicator’s finding that failure to elect a benefit precluded claimant from seeking entitlement to Non-Earner Benefits at the LAT

In Lefebvre v. Aviva Insurance Company of Canada, 2018 ONSC 5676, a three-judge panel of the Divisional Court dismissed the claimant’s application for judicial review of a Licence Appeal Tribunal adjudicator’s finding that the cla......

Oct
06
2018

Hughes Amys' Bevin Shores presenting at Hamilton Law Association's 18th Annual Advocacy Conference

We're pleased to note that among the speakers at the Hamilton Law Association's 18th Annual Advocacy Conference on December 6th, 2018 is Hughes Amys' Bevin Shores, who will be co-presenting on "Top 10 Tort Cases". Well Done, Bevin! The program par......

Oct
02
2018

Ont. Div. Ct. upholds LAT Executive Chair’s decision finding that an accident benefits insurer who fails to comply with section 38(8) and 38(9) of the SABS…

…is precluded from taking the position that the insured person has an impairment to which the MIG applies, and is required to pay for the goods and services set out in the Treatment Plan until a proper notice is given. Zheng, Cai v Aviva In......

Oct
02
2018

Ont. Sup. Ct. finds plaintiff in motor vehicle case has not proven a threshold impairment

Al-Radwan v. Wanless, 2018 ONSC 5464 was a threshold motion before Justice Ferguson following a jury trial in an action concerning the plaintiff’s claims for damages resulting from an August 2, 2012 motor vehicle accident. The jury had award......

Oct
02
2018

Ont. Sup. Ct. finds plaintiff has proven threshold impairment and assesses damages in motor vehicle accident case

Sheldon v Reyna, 2018 ONSC 5611, is a decision of Justice Williams in which Her Honour ruled on the issue of whether the plaintiff had proven a threshold impairment and assessed the plaintiff’s damages following the trial of the plainti......

Oct
02
2018

Ont. Sup. Ct. grants defendant’s threshold motion in chronic pain case

Wray v. Pereira, 2018 ONSC 5662 was a threshold motion brought by the defendant following a jury trial in which the plaintiff had alleged chronic pain in his right knee as a result of a December 31, 2012 motor vehicle accident. Justice McKelvey ob......

News

Dec
01
2012

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

  • Canadian Lawyer - Top 10 Boutique 2017-18
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  • Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2016

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