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Welcome To Our Future Associates

CBM Lawyers LLP is very pleased to announce its current articling students, Kaitlin Vinet and Kimberly Wasylenchuk, have accepted Associate positions with the firm at the conclusion of their articles in August and October respectively. We have no doubt their exceptional work will continue into the future to the benefit of all of our Read More

From the Bench: Innocent Co-Insured Entitled to Recover

Haraba v Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company (The), 2017 ABQB 190
Case Facts
The insured added her boyfriend to her insurance policy believing his Nova Scotia identification card was his driver’s licence. In fact, his driver’s licence had been suspended. 8 days after he was added to the policy he was involved in a collision. Read More

From the Bench: Ruling Argues Against “All or Nothing” Consent

Garrioch v Sonex Construction Ltd., 2017 ABCA 105
Case Facts
In this case, the Defendant employer gave its employee, Garrioch, a company truck and its keys. Garrioch did not have a licence, so Garrioch gave the truck to Tessman to drive. At the material time, Tessman’s relationship with the Defendant company was not clear. Read More

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