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Sheila McKinlay, Partner


LL.B., University of Toronto

Called to the Ontario Bar in 1981



Sheila McKinlay is a senior partner in the firm, with over 20 years’ experience in insurance litigation and coverage advice. Sheila is a graduate of the University of Toronto law school, to which she gained early acceptance after 2 years of undergraduate courses at the same university. She was called to the Bar of Ontario in 1981. Sheila has been a speaker at continuing legal education conferences on a wide variety of insurance topics, and has presented in-house seminars for the firm’s insurance clients to assist them in developing effective claim-handling procedures for the current insurance and legal environments. She is an experienced trial and appellate counsel in the Ontario Courts. Sheila’s practice in recent years has focused on assisting insurers with the challenges presented by the investigation and defence of fraudulent first party claims, including arson cases, and in the litigation of a wide range of coverage-related disputes arising under both property and liability policies.


Sheila is a member of The Advocates’ Society, the Canadian Defence Lawyers and the Defence Research Institute.







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