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Bruce A. Cook


"I look for practical solutions first. Drawing a line in the sand comes when practical solutions fail."
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Bruce Cook is a partner at Hughes Amys LLP, practicing in the Hamilton office.  He has over fifteen years experience actively defending matters on behalf of insurers and uninsured defendants.

Called to the Ontario bar in 2000, Bruce graduated from the University of Manitoba Law School in 1998 and obtained a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto in 1994.

Bruce practices insurance defence litigation. He primarily acts for insurers and their insureds in motor vehicle accident claims, accident benefits claims, uninsured and underinsured motorist claims, life and disability claims and slip and falls.

Bruce has represented clients on numerous mediations and in 2015 completed the Harvard Negotiation Institute program: Mediating Disputes.

He is currently on the executive committee of the Hamilton Lawyers’ Club.


  • Called to the Bar in Ontario in 2000
  • University of Manitoba Law School, LL.B. 1998
  • University of Toronto, B.A., 1994


  • Ontario Bar Association
  • The Advocates Society
  • The Hamilton Law Association
  • The Canadian Defence Lawyers
  • The Hamilton Lawyers Club Executive Committee



Bookman v. U-Haul Co. (Canada) Ltd.

[2007] O.J. No. 3782


Bookman v. U-Haul Co. (Canada) Ltd.

2007 CarswellOnt 5714

Papers & Publications


Issue 2 - Surveillance: Production and Privilege

Surveillance is a powerful tool. It gives the trier of fact, whether it be a judge or a jury, a glimpse into the everyday life of a Plaintiff.

Publications of Note

  • The New Rules for Nerds Hamilton Law Association and OIAA (Hamilton Chapter), 23nd Annual Joint Insurance Seminar, December 10, 2009
  • Hamilton Law Association OIAA (Hamilton Chapter), 22nd Annual Joint Insurance Seminar, November 6, 2008, Co-Host
  • Surveillance:  Production And Privilege - Canadian Defence Lawyers, Boot Camp for Law Clerks Phase II, March 26, 2008
  • Section 258 of the Insurance Act - A Refresher on Absolute Liability and The Insurer as Statutory Third Party - the 21st Annual Joint Insurance Seminar - Hamilton Law Association and the Ontario Insurance Adjusters Association (Hamilton Chapter), October 24, 2007
  • Top 10 AB Cases from 2006 - Ontario Bar Association, Continuing Legal Education, Hot Topics in Motor Vehicle Insurance 2006, November 13, 2006
  • Trial Preparation Checklist - Law Society of Upper Canada, 6th Annual Civil Litigation for Law Clerks, Beyond the Basics, October 24, 2006
  • Current Issues In Civil Procedure - Law Society of Upper Canada and Ontario Bar Association, Solo and Small Firm Conference and Expo, May 12, 2006
  • Civil Court Procedures for Articling Students and Young Lawyers - Hamilton Law Association 2001 and 2002.



Hughes Amys' Bruce Cook appointed President of Hamilton Lawyers' Club

Congratulations and Well Done to our very own Bruce Cook for succeeding to the presidency of the Hamilton Lawyers' Club! And, thanks to Rachel Runge for the following advice and information: Congratulations to Bruce Cook on his recent appointmen......


Hughes Amys' Bruce Cook and Rachel Runge presenting at Hamilton Law Association's Joint Insurance Seminar

I'm very pleased to advise that my colleagues Bruce Cook and Rachel Runge will be speaking at the 32nd Annual Joint Insurance Seminar organized by the Hamilton Law Association and the Ontario Insurance Adjusters Association (Hamilton). Their topic......


Claims Canada article by Hughes Amys' Bruce Cook and Rachel Runge: What limitation period governs a personal injury claim by tenant vs. landlord?

Congratulations to Bruce Cook and Rachel Runge for their excellent article, attached, about the Ontario Superior Court's Letestu v. Ritlyn Investments decision regarding the limitation period applicable to an occupiers' claim by a tenant......

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