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Greg Bailey


“I take a practical approach to files and get the results our clients expect. Plain and simple.”
Greg BaileyGreg Bailey


Greg was called to the Bar in 2002. He commenced his career at an insurance defence firm in Hamilton before moving to the position of in-house counsel for an insurance company.

Greg joined Hughes Amys as an associate in June 2008 and became a partner in January 2011. Working out of the Hamilton office, Greg’s practice includes both tort and accident benefits matters.

Greg is married and has three young children. When not at work, Greg enjoys coaching and watching his kids’ sporting events, hiking, camping and running.


  • Called to the Ontario Bar 2002
  • LL.B.,  University of Victoria, 2001
  • B.A. Honours, McMaster University, 1995


  • Member of the Law Society of Upper Canada
  • Member of the Canadian Bar Association
  • Member of the Hamilton Law Association
  • Member of the Hamilton Medical-Legal Association
  • Member of the Advocates Society
  • Member of the Hamilton Lawyer’s Club



Intact Insurance v. Lombard General Insurance

2015 ONCA 764

Appeal - contribution between insurers - application of the equitable doctrine of laches to loss-transfer claims arising from motor vehicle accidents made under section 275 of the Insurance Act


Intact Insurance v. Lombard General Insurance

2013 ONSC 5878

Papers & Publications


Recent Threshold Decisions

This article outlines short notes about 4 recent threshold decisions.


Issue 7 - New Year— New Rules Time to Become Familiar with the Amendments to the Rules of Civil Procedure

Effective january 1, 2010 the Ontario Rules of Civil Procedure will undergo its biggest overhaul since the current Rules came into effect in 1985. The goals behind the Rule changes are to make civil justice more accessible by increasing the efficiency and decreasing the cost of civil litigation in Ontario. Whether these goals will be achieved by the Rule changes remains to be seen, however, what is clear is that we have to become familiar with and quickly adapt to the Rule changes. There are no transition periods for the new Rules, and come January 2010 all matters will be operating under the framework of the new Rules.


Issue 8 - “If In Doubt Sent it Out” – Don’t Become a Victim of the 90-Day Notice Provision

Accident benefits adjusters are faced with more regulated timelines than ever before. A failure to meet these timelines can result in paying for an assessment, or treatment plan that may not have otherwise been payable. However, there is no oversight greater than failing to put a priority insurer on Notice within 90 days a stipulated in Intario Regulation 283/95, the "Dispute Between Insurers Regulation" ("the Regulation").

Publications of Note

  • When In Doubt, Send it Out”, Canadian Underwriter, January 1, 2009

Presentations of Note

  • “Homeowner’s Property Cases”, 2014, co-presented with Mary Teal, client seminar
  • “Deductibility of Collateral Benefits”, 2014, co-presented with Mary Teal, client seminar
  • Tort and Threshold Update”, 2014, co-authored with Ryan Khan, presented at the HLA & OIAA Joint Insurance Seminar, May 1, 2014
  •  “Fatal Accident Claims – Plaintiff’s Strategy and Trends”, 2012, presented at various client seminars
  • “Strategies for Dealing with Catastrophic Impairment Claims in a Tort Context”, 2010, presented at various client seminars
  • Changes to Rule 20- Time to Reconsider the Use of Summary Judgment”, 2010, presented at various client seminars



Congratulations to Hughes Amys' Greg Bailey, Sabina Arulampalam and Ryan Khan in SABS priority dispute in which Arbitrator found rideshare policy was higher in priority and obliged to provide benefits to a ridesharing passenger

Northbridge Insurance and Intact Insurance, a 20-page decision by Arbitrator Vance Cooper in a SABS priority dispute, dealt with a novel issue arising from the shared economy services phenomenon: Which insurer, as between an owner's policy and a ......


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......


Ont. C.A. finds no abuse of process in re-litigating in SABS priority dispute whether claimant vehicle was insured

Hearty Congratulations and a tip of the advocacy chapeau to our very own Greg Bailey and Bevin Shores on their successful efforts before the Ontario Court of Appeal in Intact Insurance Company v. Federated Insurance Company of Canada! The Cou......


Hughes Amys' Greg Bailey succeeds in securing dismissal of uninsured coverage claim

Hearty congratulations to our very own Greg Bailey who was successful in securing the dismissal of a uninsured motorist claim against Cumis General Insurance Co. on a summary judgment motion in Shipman v. Shipman. A non-cuttable and non-pasteable......

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