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William Blakeney



William Blakeney has been legal counsel on many of Canada's high profile class action, institutional sexual abuse and environmental cases.

He specializes in complex insurance litigation, representing insurers in property & casualty claims, manufacturer's liability and fire losses.

Bill has an extensive background in professional liability work including lawsuits against contractors, engineers and architects.
He has represented film and telelvision productions, publishers, musical instrument manufacturers, record labels, recording studios and concert promotion companies in errors and omissions matters.

In addition to litigation support, he advises insurers, reinsurance companies and not for profit corporations on policy wordings and privacy issues.

He has argued cases at many levels of court from Federal Court to the Supreme Court of Canada.

Bill lectures extensively on current insurance topics for the CIP Society, the Insurance Institute of Canada and the Insurance Bureau of Canada. He has been a featured writer for Without Prejudice and Canadian Underwriter magazines.

In 2002, he was presented with the Lew Dunn Award by WICC for his fundraising efforts with the organization.

Originally from the Maritimes, Bill obtained an Honours degree in English from the University of Kings College and an LL.B through Dalhousie Law Schools' Marine & Environmental Law Program. He has obtained an LLM degree in Alternative Dispute Resolution in 2011 from Osgoode Hall Law School.