Share

The coverage that life and disability insurance companies provide can be a vital source of support for insureds. But when faced with a claim that may be disqualified, questionable, or fraudulent, life and disability insurance providers need to be able to protect their interests and maintain the integrity of the claims process.

From offices in Vancouver and Kelowna, Eyford Partners’ insurance defence lawyers work closely with insurers across Canada, providing insightful and creative advice, and resolving disputed claims with skill and efficiency. We are proud of the long-standing relationships and mutual trust that we have built with our insurer clients.

Disputed Claims

There may be a myriad of reasons justifying an insurer’s denial of a claim: for example, the claim may fall within an exception in the policy, or the insurer and insured may disagree about the circumstances that gave rise to the claim. Our clients know that our proven litigators have the skill to properly analyze complex claims and provide timely counsel.

Resolving Claims

In many cases, the best way to resolve a claims dispute is through strategic negotiation. Our lawyers guide clients through alternative dispute resolution processes with confidence and efficiency. That said, if a favourable resolution cannot be reached, we stand ready to advance our clients’ interests in court – be it at the trial level or at the appellate level.

Associated
People
 
Lawyers
  • Andrew W.
    Schleichkorn

    Associate

    Andrew W.
    Schleichkorn

    Associate

  • Natasha K.
    Petersen

    Associate

    Natasha K.
    Petersen

    Associate

  • Douglas R.
    Eyford, Q.C.

    Partner

    Douglas R.
    Eyford, Q.C.

    Partner

  • Sudhir K.
    Padmanabhan

    Partner

    Sudhir K.
    Padmanabhan

    Partner

  • Robert D.
    Shaw

    Partner

    Robert D.
    Shaw

    Partner

  • Matthew J.
    Straw

    Associate

    Matthew J.
    Straw

    Associate

  • Angus M.
    Gunn QC

    Partner

    Angus M.
    Gunn QC

    Partner

  • Steven F. G.
    Hoyer

    Associate

    Steven F. G.
    Hoyer

    Associate

 
Paralegals
  • + Bio

    Michelle Daniels

    Paralegal | Vancouver

    Legal Assistant | Vancouver

    | Vancouver


    TEL 604 899 5224
    FAX 604 899 5216
    mdaniels@eyfordpartners.com

    Education/Experience

    Michelle Daniels graduated from the University of British Columbia with a B.A. in Psychology, followed by a Paralegal Diploma from Capilano University. Michelle has been with the firm since its inception.

    Biography