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Sabina Arulampalam


"I am a determined litigator. My proactive and collegial approach to litigation has proven to be efficient and effective."
Sabina ArulampalamSabina Arulampalam


Sabina practices civil litigation with an emphasis on insurance defence in the areas of accident benefits and priority/loss transfer matters.

She previously summered with the in-house counsel department of one of Canada's largest insurers. She currently practices primarily in the firm's Accident Benefits Group, and regularly appears before the Financial Services Commission of Ontario (FSCO), Superior Court of Justice, and the License Appeals Tribunal (LAT). Sabina's entire career has been focused exclusively on litigation and has given her highly specialized analytical, negotiation, and written skills; in addition to furthering her strong public speaking skills. Sabina's reported decisions can be found on CANLII and the FSCO decisions database.

Sabina has been a member of the Ontario Bar Association’s Insurance Section Executive since 2012. She has served as a member of the Awards for Excellence in Insurance Law Dinner Committee for two years, and currently holds the position of Program Co-ordindator. Her role as Program Co-ordindator requires her to solicit, organize, and implement LSUC-accredited CLE programs that are consciously designed to meet the needs of insurance lawyers in Ontario by addressing the latest legal developments. She is keenly interested in professional development, and understands the value in producing relevant, comprehensive, and engaging educational opportunities for practicing professionals.

Sabina competed at the International Academy of Dispute Resolution Tournament held in London, England in 2011. She was the only Canadian delegate recognized as one of the Top-10 Outstanding Mediators in the international competition. Mediation skills are highly transferable, and this international recognition confirms her ability to build rapport, facilitate decision-making, manage emotions, implement creative resolutions, and garner credibility with various parties.

Previously, Sabina graduated as Valedictorian of her law school class. This honour speaks to her strong work ethic, and is also indicative of the genuine support and respect of her fellow graduates.

Prior to her call to the bar, Sabina taught piano and voice lessons. Sabina has completed her classical music studies as per the requirements of the Royal Conservatory of Music in Piano (2000) as well as Voice (2001). She has also obtained an Advance Certificate in music History & Theory (2000).


  • Called to the Bar in Ontario,  2012
  • University of Saskatchewan, J.D., 2011
  • University of Toronto, Trinity College, B.A. (Hons), 2008


  • Ontario Bar Association (OBA) Insurance Section Executive  ------I’m not the CLE liaison this year.

  • Ontario Bar Association (OBA) , Professional Development Program, Annual Accident Benefits Update, Co-Chair (March 2017, March 2018)

  • Advocates' Society

  • Canadian Defense Lawyers

  • Toronto Lawyers' Association



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' 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......


Hughes Amys' Sabina Arulampalam to co-chair Ontario SABS Update

As can be seen from the Ontario Bar Association Continuing Professional Development program announcement, pasted below, our very own Sabina Arulampalam, will be co-chairing an Accident Benefits Update on March 20th 2018. Well Done, Sabina!  ......


Hughes Amys' Sabina Arulampalam successfully defends non-earner benefits claim before FSCO Arbitrator

Congratulations to our Sabina Arulampalam who was successful in the defence of a SABS non-earner benefits claim in which FSCO Arbitrator King held that the applicant had not established entitlement to such benefits. In Graveline and Intact, the a......


Ont. Super. Ct. dismisses constitutional challenge of certain automobile provisions of Insurance Act, including the comprehensive jurisdiction of the Licence Appeal Tribunal to decide SABS disputes

Many thanks to our Sabina Arulampalam for preparing the following note about Campisi v. Ontario, in which certain Insurance Act provisions were constitutionally challenged, including the one giving the Licence Appeal Tribunal e......


Hughes Amys' Sabina Arulampalam successful on LAT application in which Adjudicator held claimant's injuries are within the MIG

Hearty Congratulations and a tip of the advocacy chapeau to our Sabina Arulampalam for her success on a LAT application (E.F. and RBC Insurance Company) that found the claimant's injuries are predominantly minor and treatment of them falls within ......



Recent Appointments

Gabriela Nagy and Aleks Zivanovic on their election to the OBA Council Aleks Zivanovic, on her appointment to the Board of Directors of the Canadian Defence Lawyers Audrey Ramsay, on assuming the role of Chair, OBA Insu......


Hughes Amys LLP would like to welcome our new associate, Sabina Arulampalam, to our Toronto office.

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