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CBM Named Top 10 Insurance Boutique

CBM Lawyers has been named one of Canada ‘s Top 10 Insurance Boutiques by Canadian Lawyer magazine. Commenting on the achievement, CBM’ s Debra Woodske said:
“We are very pleased to be recognized as one of the best firms for insurance defence work in Canada. Our team has grown to 28  dedicated insurance lawyers who are each committed to working with insurers to resolve claims in an efficient and cost-effective manner. Collectively, we offer our clients the very best insurance disputes resolution expertise across personal, commercial and specialty lines.”
CBM lawyers has been in the insurance defence market in Alberta since 1954. Clients include domestic and international insurers and self-insureds who turn to the firm for claims, coverage, subrogation, and risk management matters. The firm has acted for one Read More

CBM Welcomes Three New Partners

The Partners of CBM Lawyers are very pleased to announce Tony Slemko, Damian Shepherd, and Amanda Kostek have been accepted into the Partnership effective January 1, 2017.

Since being called to the Bar in 2007, Amanda has acted as coverage counsel and defence counsel in a range of insurance claims including personal injuries, occupiers’ Read More

Using Social Media Evidence at Trial – Webinar

CBM Lawyer ‘s Amanda Kostek is presenting “Laying the ground work for convincing social media evidence” during Risk Management Counsel of Canada’ s “Seflie-Defence: Using Social Media Evidence at Trial” webinar on February 15th.  For full details and to register, please click here.



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Nanette Kufeldt and Kunal Nand successfully appeal the decision of a Master dismissing a Summary Judgment Application

The Defence Wins – Nanette Kufeldt and Kunal Nand successfully appealed the decision of a Master dismissing a Summary Judgment Application. The Court of Queen’s Bench set aside the Master’s decision and dismissed the Plaintiff’s Action against the Directors of his corporate employer for injuries arising from a work-related accident.

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John Mah Installed as 4th Sub-Prior of the Order of St John

CBM’s John Mah CD QC has been installed as the 4th Sub-Prior by the Grand Prior His Royal Highness the Duke of Gloucester for St. John International.  His installation took place in a ceremony at the Priory Church of the Order of St John in London on November 10, 2016. Through its 350,000 staff and volunteers, Read More

Supreme Court of Canada Ruling Expands Coverage Under Builders’ All Risks Policy

On September 15, 2016 the Supreme Court of Canada released the much awaited decision in Ledcor Construction Ltd. v. Northbridge Indemnity Insurance Co. The case concerned the interpretation of the “cost of making good faulty workmanship” exclusion contained in a builders’ risk insurance policy.

The case involved a window cleaning contractor who scratched a Read More