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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

Sep
20
2018

Ont. C.A. allows appeal of negligence finding in motor vehicle case while dismissing appeal regarding municipal non-repair findings

In Smith v. Safranyos, 2018 ONCA 760, the Court of Appeal heard two appeals, ultimately dismissing one and allowing the other. Hughes Amys' Jack Fitch and Ryan Khan represented the defendant Safranyos both at trial and on appeal. The action c......

Aug
08
2018

ONCA dismisses appeal of finding that Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care must disclose certain particulars of top OHIP billers

Many thanks to my partner, Bevin Shores, for the following case note on the Ont. C.A. decision finding that disclosure of the names and billings of doctors does not constitute the disclosure of personal information that invades their privacy, and ......

Aug
08
2018

ONSC interprets insurance provision in Release arising from contract dispute involving construction project

Many thanks to my partner, Bevin Shores, for the following note about Ontario Superior Court Justice Wilton-Siegel's decision in Crosstown Transit Constructors v. Metrolinx regarding the interpretation of a Release which was part of a settlement a......

Aug
07
2018

ONSC gives three rulings regarding admissibility of expert evidence and surveillance evidence in motor vehicle accident jury trial

Please find below my partner, Bevin Shores' three notes about three evidentiary rulings on surveillance evidence, and the admissibility of expert evidence on behalf of the plaintiff and defendant, made by Ontario Superior Court Justice McKelvey in......

Aug
07
2018

ONSC grants summary judgment dismissing claim for fire damage as limitation-barred

Please see below my partner, Bevin Shores' case note about Hamilton (City) v. Daimler Trucks North America LLC,  a fire loss claim dismissed on the basis of a limitations defence.   In Hamilton (City) v. Daimler Trucks North America L......

Aug
07
2018

ONSC finds plaintiff who sustained, inter alia, ankle fracture passes Insurance Act threshold despite returning to work in heavy labour position, considering future prognosis for seriousness criterion

My partner, Bevin Shores, kindly monitored recent cases while I took a few days off, and I'll be posting her notes about the decisions she reviewed over the next few days.   Many thanks, Bevin!   The following is her note about the 21-p......

May
04
2018

Ont. C.A. upholds dismissal of motion to restore action to trial list

Further to the previous Blawg post, pasted below, in Correia v. Pinto, the Ontario Court of Appeal, in an Appeal Book Endorsement dated May 3rd, 2018, dismissed the plaintiff's appeal from the order refusing to restore this action to the trial lis......

Feb
22
2018

Hughes Amys' Bevin Shores' speaking engagements

I'm very pleased to advise that my prolific partner, Bevin Shores, is going to be speaking at two upcoming Continuing Professional Development Programs. This coming Monday, February 26th, 2018, Bevin will be one of the speakers at the OBA Civil Li......

Feb
15
2018

In SABS claim, Ont. Div'l. Ct. finds it unnecessary to determine whether "but for" or "material contribution" tests apply to determine causation

In Agyapong v. Jevco Insurance Company, a three-judge panel of the Ontario Divisional Court has dismissed the claimant's application for judicial review seeking to quash the decision of FSCO Arbitrator Wilson. The Arbitrator's decision was s......

Feb
03
2018

Ont. Sup. Ct. applies exclusionary endorsement under fleet policy limiting OPCF 44R coverage, finds tractor-trailer operator's personal vehicles' policy responds for OPCF 44R coverage

Many thanks to Bevin Shores for preparing the following note about Ontario Superior Court Justice Whitten's decision in Kahlon v. ACE INA Insurance: Kahlon v ACE INA Insurance, 2018 ONSC 784, is a motion on a point of law in accordance with Rule ......

News

Dec
01
2012

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

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