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As a leading litigation firm with a significant focus on the insurance sector, McCague Borlack LLP understands the historical and current significance of risk management and insurance in marine law.

Our law firm's Marine Law Group is comprised of individuals with extensive experience in a range of areas relevant to the maritime sector and as it relates to the transportation and insurance industries generally. Members of our group have experience in matters involving casualties, collisions, cargo claims, bills of lading, insurance disputes, insurance coverage issues, subrogation, and environmental pollution. We have experience appearing before all levels of courts in Ontario in the Federal Court, and the Supreme Court of Canada. Our clients include major Canadian and international insurers, reinsurers, underwriters, insurance brokers and agents.

Our marine lawyers are members of leading industry associations, and maintain close connections with our Transportation, Environmental and Subrogation Practice Groups in order to provide clients with a comprehensive resource for all issues relating to cargo and shipping.

McCague Borlack LLP also offers its clientele coast-to-coast legal coverage directly and through established relationships with experienced, affiliated Canadian and international firms.

Our lawyers provide a range of services on a time-sensitive basis, including:

  • 24 hour emergency call centre available in the event of a catastrophic loss or for general legal advice at all times
  • Attending, when and where required, on any loss to assist in the investigation and preservation of critical evidence;
  • Ascertaining the required expertise and marshalling the appropriate resources to determine the origin and cause of the loss;
  • Representing clients before all levels of court, at tribunals, at arbitration or at mediation;
  • Acting for clients on quasi-criminal prosecutions;
  • Representing clients in coverage disputes and providing opinions on policy coverage; and
  • Aggressively pursuing subrogated recovery in a timely and cost-effective manner.