Helen provides her clients with value, innovation and a wealth of experience in a practice focused on the defence of first-party insurance claims and strategic risk management. Helen has built trusted industry relationships representing insurers by providing sound technical advice in statutory accident benefits, coverage disputes, litigation and life and disability claims before the courts, regulatory tribunals, private arbitrations, mediation and across the boardroom table. She is a leader in Miller Thomson’s insurance industry practice.

By leveraging her knowledge of the industry and its key players, decision makers, and emerging trends, Helen provides value-added service including:

Statutory accident benefits: tribunal hearings, appeals, judicial review, complex catastrophic impairment disputes, retroactive attendant care claims, post-104 income replacement claims, Bill 164 claims, structured settlements, and contractual and regulatory interpretation.

Priority/loss transfer disputes: private arbitrations, multiparty/multijurisdictional disputes, dependency analysis, and fault determination/allocation, opinion, and analysis.

Life and disability claims: factual/legal analysis, coverage opinions, extracontractual damage assessments, court proceedings, and mediation.

Helen has been counsel on industry-leading decisions establishing precedents in the areas of catastrophic impairment, consent for examinations, collateral benefit setoff, limitation periods, medical/rehabilitation limits, fraudulent claims and insurance reserves.

Helen enjoys speaking and writing on topics of interest to the insurance industry.

An active member of her community, Helen has had the privilege of local leadership positions and is the past chair of the Grand River Hospital Foundation, Conestoga College and the Zonta Club of Kitchener-Waterloo. Despite a recent switch from snowboarding to skiing, Helen continues to enjoy time on the slopes of Mont Tremblant with her family. Her free time is spent perusing back issues on Texture/Next Issue and planning her next renovation.