At Singleton Reynolds, our people are what makes us great. We come together every day with the common goal of providing exceptional legal services and ensuring we go above and beyond for each and every client.
The range of backgrounds of the partners, counsel, associates and staff of Singleton Reynolds enables us to offer a broad range of services.
Singleton Reynolds’ lawyers spend a significant amount of time researching and thinking about how industry or legislative changes could affect your business.
Singleton Urquhart Reynolds Vogel LLP is recognized as a leader in construction and infrastructure, insurance, commercial litigation, real estate and business law.
Singleton Reynolds has offices to serve you in Vancouver and Toronto.
Singleton Reynolds believes in community. Our team members are teaching at Canadian universities and abroad, lecturing the next generation of lawyers.
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Recognizing the leadership that contributes to the company successes.
Singleton Reynolds prides itself in being a leader in corporate social responsibility. We encourage diversity, charity, mentorship, civic dedication and neighbourhood support.
Singleton Reynolds strives to understand the balance between your career and your personal goals and encourages our legal and operations staff in the pursuit of their interests outside of the firm.
We are always on the lookout for talented professionals to contribute to our team. Singleton Reynolds offers a professional and challenging work environment, with a competitive compensation and benefits package.
Our goal is to develop strong lawyers from student right through to partner. Mentoring and training start when you are a student and continue throughout your practice.
Singleton Reynolds represents the insurance industry in a wide variety of matters including subrogated actions, defence of professionals and directors and officers, product liability claims, fire litigation, personal injury claims and class actions.
We also act as legal counsel to the insurance industry. We have assisted insurers in developing policy wordings and acted as their general counsel in a variety of coverage issues at all levels of the Courts in Canada.
Our goal is to provide our clients with efficient and cost-effective solutions to insurance claims.
In the case of policy wordings, it is the goal of our group to provide underwriters with clear and concise policy wordings which avoid the shortcomings and pitfalls exemplified by the case law on insurance coverage issues. With over thirty-five years of experience in this area, we are able to assist underwriters in developing current and appropriate policy wordings.
In the case of coverage issues, our innovative approach has led to the design of alternative dispute resolution mechanisms for a number of carriers, realizing our goal of providing insurers with efficient and cost-effective ways of resolving coverage disputes and bad faith allegations.
Where issues must be resolved through the courts, we advise clients on the potential ramifications of court decisions and draw on our litigation background to ensure optimal representation of the case before the court.
Examples of Activities
We have defended a broad range of property and casualty claims for both the private insurance sector and the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia.
We have a long-standing relationship with ICBC and numerous domestic and international insurance market insurers and continue to provide the insurance industry with skilled and cost-effective counsel. We also provide corporate advice to insurers.
We have assisted a major national carrier in developing professional liability policy wordings for architects, engineers and accountants and have provided coverage opinions and counsel in coverage disputes in these areas.
We have been engaged as control counsel for D&O carriers to address coverage issues and to ensure that claims against officers and directors are dealt with quickly and effectively.
Our senior partner, John Singleton, Q.C., is General Counsel to the Municipal Insurance Association of B.C., which has involved the firm in providing advice on coverage issues and policy wordings, as well as acting as counsel on liability and coverage issues on behalf of MIA’s 159 local government members and their Boards and Commissions. We also represent municipalities in liability actions arising out of code enforcement and fire-related losses.
We were involved in one of the first cases which determined the meaning and breadth of the faulty workmanship, materials and design exclusion in builders risk policies and have ongoing involvement in related litigation.
We act for insurers in matters related to insurance fraud, including providing coverage advice, defending the denial of fraudulent claims and advancing claims on behalf of insurers against insureds and third party service providers.
We have extensive experience in all aspects of fire-related claims. Our fire loss group is able to manage fire litigation from the investigation phase through to case preparation and presentation in a focused and efficient manner. We provide coverage advice as well as represent insurers when their direct interests are involved, such as claims of bad faith and subrogation.
We have assisted insurers in developing environmental impairment liability wordings and represent them in both underwriting and claims activities under this cover.
Our lawyers have acted for litigants in a number of high profile class actions in cases involving products liability, financial services and insurance issues.
We have represented a consortium of general liability carriers in litigation which determined the duty of general liability insurers to defend cases alleging inherent defects in real property.
All of our lawyers are trained in alternative dispute resolution techniques, including assessment of the most appropriate time to initiate and press for the resolution of claims.
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