Bevin Shores

Bevin Shores is an associate in Gowling WLG’s Hamilton office, practising in commercial litigation.

Bevin’s litigation experience encompasses a diverse range of practice areas, including commercial, construction, products liability, environmental, insurance coverage, professional negligence, occupiers’ liability and general negligence claims.

As an advisor and advocate, Bevin works with her clients to learn their needs and objectives, and uses that knowledge to offer practical solutions. She knows from experience that delivering timely, effective results requires a customized strategy, taking into account the unique factors of every case. Bevin understands that sometimes her clients’ interests are best served out of court, and she will identify options for early resolution, wherever possible. However, if going to court is required, her clients can be assured that she is equally comfortable in a courtroom as she is at a negotiating table.

Bevin’s professional interests keep her up to date on the latest developments in law, and include numerous contributions to publications, as well as speaking engagements.

Outside of her practice, Bevin enjoys just about any outdoor activity, including running, cycling, hiking and skiing, to name a few. An enthusiastic transplant to Hamilton, Bevin also enjoys the city’s vibrant arts and restaurant scene.

Career & Recognition

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  • 2019

    • Career
       2019
      Agro Zaffiro LLP, Associate
  • 2016

    • Community
       2016
      Ontario Bar Association, Civil Litigation Section Executive, Member at Large
    • Community
       2016
      Ontario Bar Association, Insurance Law Section Executive, Member at Large
  • 2014

    • Community
       2014
      Hamilton Justice Education Network, Mock Trial Coach
  • 2012

    • Career
       2012
      Hughes Amys LLP, Associate (2012-2017) & Partner (2017-2019)
  • 2009

    • Community
       2009
      Brock University Research Ethics Board, Board Member
    • Community
       2009
      Niagara North Community Legal Assistance Board of Directors, Member at Large (2009-2011) & Vice Chair (2011-2012)
  • 2008

    • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
       2008
      Year of Call, Ontario
    • Education
       2008
      Daniel & Partners LLP, Associate
    • Education
       2008
      Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, LLB
  • 2007

    • Career
       2007
      Juriansz & Li LLP, Student-at-Law
  • 2003

    • Education
       2003
      University at Buffalo, State University of New York, BA (magna cum laude)

Memberships

  • Ontario Bar Association
  • Hamilton Law Association
  • The Advocates’ Society

Publications

  • Bevin Shores, ed, Ontario Insurance Law and Commentary, 2021 ed (Toronto: LexisNexis Canada, 2020)
  • Bevin Shores, ed, Ontario Insurance Law and Commentary, 2020 ed (Toronto: LexisNexis Canada, 2019)

Papers, Articles and Seminars

  • Bevin Shores, “Complex Coverage and Exclusion Issues: the ‘Your Work’ Exclusion” (Paper delivered at the Ontario Bar Association, Going Under Cover: Coverage for Non-Coverage Lawyers, February 2021)
  • Bevin Shores, “The End of the Tort of Harassment” (Paper delivered at the Hamilton Law Association 15th Annual Current Issues in Commercial Litigation Seminar, February 2020)
  • Bevin Shores, “Update on the Statutory Threshold: Themes and Trends” (Paper delivered at the Hamilton Law Association 19th Annual Advocacy Conference, December 2019)
  • Bevin Shores, “Threshold Update” (Paper delivered at the Canadian Defence Lawyers, Boot Camp: Basic Training for New Defence Lawyers, September 2019)
  • Bevin Shores, “Top 10 Tort Cases: The Defence Perspective” (Paper delivered at the Hamilton Law Association 18th Annual Advocacy Conference, December 2018)
  • Bevin Shores, “CAT at the LAT” (Paper delivered at the Ontario Bar Association Accident Benefits Update, March 2018)
  • Bevin Shores, “Hodge v. Neinstein: Contingency Fee Agreements” (Panel discussion delivered at the Ontario Bar Association: Top Appeals of 2017, February 2018)
  • Bevin Shores and Caroline Mowat, “Update on the Statutory Threshold: Themes and Trends” (Paper delivered at the Ontario Bar Association Motor Vehicle Tort Litigation in Ontario: Critical Updates, November 2017)
  • Bevin Shores, “The Test for “Incurred” Expenses” (Paper delivered at the Ontario Bar Association Accident Benefits Update, March 2017)
  • Bevin Shores and Caroline Mowat, “Update on the Statutory Threshold: Themes and Trends” (Paper delivered at the Hamilton Law Association 16th Annual Advocacy Conference, December 2016)
  • Bevin Shores, “Case Comment: Lexfund v Ferro et al”, Ontario Bar Association Insurance Section Newsletter (October 2016)
  • Bevin Shores, “Threshold Decisions in 2015: the Year in Review”, Without Prejudice (April 2016)
  • Bevin Shores, “Update on the Statutory Threshold: Themes and Trends” (Paper delivered at the Ontario Bar Association Motor Vehicle Tort Litigation in Ontario: Critical Updates, 2015)
  • Bevin Shores, “Drafting Effective Pleadings” (Presentation delivered at the Hamilton Law Association 2nd Annual Advocacy Skills Workshop, April 2015)
  • Bevin Shores, “FSCO Mediations: Preparing Your Client and Investigating the Possibility of a Full & Final” (Presentation delivered at the OTLA Law Clerks Conference, March 2014)
  • Bevin Shores, “Update on Extracontractual Damages and Special Awards” (Paper delivered at the Hamilton Law Association 27th Annual Joint Insurance Seminar, December 2013)
  • Bevin Shores, “Fitting Whole People Into a Paper Regulation: The MIG From the Insured’s Perspective” (Presentation delivered at the Hamilton Law Association 25th Annual Joint Insurance Seminar, April 2011)
  • Meredith Jackson Donohue and Bevin Shores, “What Happens After You Release Your Report Into the Wild:  How Assessments Are Interpreted At Court and Arbitration” (Paper delivered at Candian Association of Psychologists in Disability Assessment Definitions of Disability in Multiple Settings – Implications for Psychologists, 2011)
  • Meredith Jackson Donohue and Bevin Shores, “Top Accident Benefits Cases” (Paper delivered at the Hamilton Law Association 24th Annual Joint Insurance Seminar, April 2010)
  • Meredith Jackson Donohue and Bevin Shores, “Accident Benefits: How to Win Your AB Case From Start To Finish: Tips for Handling Arbitrations and Trials: The Plaintiff’s Perspective” (Paper delivered at the Canadian Defence Lawyers, 2010)