Lawyers Insurance Fund contact information

8th Floor, 845 Cambie Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 4Z9
Fax: 604.682.5842

Inquiries regarding claims and potential claims

Report a claim

Although reports must be in writing, Claims Counsel are available to lawyers who would like to speak with someone for legal advice about a claim or potential claim that has not yet been reported. Here is a list of Claims Counsel and the practice areas they handle:

Staff Contacts
For telephone advice about reporting a claim or potential claim that relates to: Contact 
Administrative law Megan Swail or Richard Panton  
Bad cheque scams / trust shortages  Surindar Nijjar
Bankruptcy / insolvency Murray Patterson, Surindar Nijjar or Megan Swail
Builders liens Kate McLeanCoran Cooper-Stephenson or Richard Panton
Civil litigation Leanne Wood, Coran Cooper-StephensonMegan SwailKate McLean or Richard Panton
Commercial Marlon Song, Coran Cooper-Stephenson, Surindar NijjarKate McLean, Murray Patterson or Richard Panton
Commercial leases Surindar NijjarMarlon Song or Coran Cooper-Stephenson
Construction Kate McLeanRichard Panton or Maryanne Prohl
Corporate Marlon Song, Surindar Nijjar or Murray Patterson
Creditors remedies Coran Cooper-Stephenson or Murray Patterson
Criminal Richard Panton or Coran Cooper-Stephenson
Defamation Richard Panton or Murray Patterson  
Family Lamour AfonsoMegan Swail or Leanne Wood
Foreclosures Surindar Nijjar, Murray Patterson or Maryanne Prohl  
Insurance Kate McLean, Leanne Wood, Megan Swail or Murray Patterson
Intellectual property Richard Panton or Murray Patterson
Lost cheques, lost shares Murray Patterson, Surindar Nijjar or Marlon Song (lost shares)
Personal injury, motor vehicle, missed limitations Leanne Wood, Gregory SextonCoran Cooper-Stephenson or Richard Panton  
Personal property (PPSA) Surindar Nijjar or Marlon Song
Real estate Surindar Nijjar, Marlon Song, Megan SwailCoran Cooper-Stephenson or Murray Patterson
Securities Murray Patterson, Kate McLean or Surindar Nijjar
Tax Kate McLean or Marlon Song
Wills and estates Megan Swail, Marlon Song or Leanne Wood

 

Coverage inquiries and advance rulings

For information and answers to frequently asked questions about coverage, click here. For other questions about whether an activity or practice, person or entity is covered under the Policy, contact an advance ruling advisor: Surindar Nijjar, Kate McLean, Coran Cooper-Stephenson or Margrett George.

Other information

For general information, unrelated to claims or potential claims Margrett George or Susan Forbes, QC.

Lawyers Insurance Fund staff

The Lawyers Insurance Fund professional staff are experienced lawyers who provide claims handling, risk management and underwriting services for the insurance program. Claims Counsel use their legal knowledge, skill and experience to defend, repair and resolve claims and potential claims reported by lawyers.

         
 
Susan Forbes
Margreet George
Murray Patterson
 
 

Susan Forbes, QC
Director of Insurance
sforbes@lsbc.org
604.443.5760

Margrett George
Deputy Director of Insurance
mgeorge@lsbc.org
604.443.5761

Murray Patterson
Claims Manager
mpatterson@lsbc.org
604.443.5762 
 

 

   Megan Swail
  Kate McLean
Leanne Wood
 
  Megan Swail
Claims counsel
mswail@lsbc.org
604.605.5352

Kate McLean
Claims Counsel
kmclean@lsbc.org
604.605.5377

Leanne Wood
Claims Counsel
lwood@lsbc.org
604.443.5755

 

 

 
Surindar Nijjar
Marlon Song
Coran Cooper-Stephenson
 
 

Surindar Nijjar
Claims Counsel
snijjar@lsbc.org
604.605.5314

Marlon Song
Claims Counsel
msong@lsbc.org
604.605.5341

Coran Cooper-Stephenson
Claims Counsel
ccs@lsbc.org
604.605.5360

 

 

 
Richard Panton
Maryanne Prohl
 Lamour Afonso
 
 

Richard Panton
Claims Counsel
rpanton@lsbc.org
604.443.5749

Maryanne Prohl
Claims Counsel
mprohl@lsbc.org
604.605.5349

Lamour Afonso
Claims Counsel
lafonso@lsbc.org
604.443.5763 

 

 
Gregory Sexton
 
 
 
 

Gregory Sexton
Claims Counsel
gsexton@lsbc.org
604.443-5765

   

 

Administrative Staff

Executive Assistant
Hazel Cords 604.605.5372

Senior Assistant, Insurance to Susan Forbes, QC and Margrett George 
Emma Tsodzai 604.605.5326

Senior Assistant, Claims to Murray Patterson, Richard Panton and Coran Cooper-Stephenson
Teresa Larsen 604.443.5769

Assistant to Megan Swail, Surindar Nijjar, Marlon Song and Lamour Afonso
Lily Szetu 604.605.5348

Assistant to Kate McLean, Leanne Wood, Maryanne Prohl and Gregory Sexton
Amanda Kerr 604.605.5386