Transport original
Coverage, Defense/Recovery


This Practice Group is made up of experienced lawyers from the independent affiliated law firms that comprise Canadian Litigation Counsel.

Transportation Law

CLC lawyers and their firms are available to work independently or, where instructed, in collaboration with one another on the legal aspects associated with transportation.


A primary concern of the Insurer and Insured is to what extent, if any, a particular transportation claim is covered by insurance. Since the independent CLC law firms specialize in providing insurance related services, they all have expertise in coverage issues and are qualified to provide:

  • legal analysis of all of the relevant primary, excess and umbrella policies in force with a view to determining the coverage available
  • legal advice on loss prevention measures and loss control procedures
  • analysis of coverage provisions prior to issuance of the policy
  • ongoing advice directed to upgrading existing policy wordings


CLC lawyers are experienced in the following matters:

  • Personal injury claims
  • Death claims
  • First Party property claims
  • Cargo claims
  • Cargo subrogations
  • Aviation losses
  • Marine losses
  • Environmental claims
  • Warehousing matters
  • Jurisdictional issues
  • Interpretation of transportation contracts and Bills of Lading


CLC lawyers are also available to provide many services other than purely defence/recovery matters.

  • Lawyers are available to present seminars on specific issues to clients
  • Periodic newsletters on new developments and case law
  • Detailed bordereau reporting
  • Legal advice on loss prevention measures and loss control procedures
  • Review and development of loss and claims management protocols
  • Complete in-house counsel services including claims review and auditing
  • Access to legal specialists throughout the United States and in Europe for collaboration, investigation, depositions and for legal analysis of jurisdictional and other issues