- Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
- Corporate Governance
- Litigation and Dispute Resolution
- Professional Liability Litigation
|University ||University of Toronto, B.A., 1974|
|Law School||University of Alberta, LL.B., 1977|
|Admitted||1978, Alberta; 1986, Northwest Territories; 1999, Nunavut|
Activities and Affiliations
•Chair, 2013-2014 Ethics and Unauthorized Practice Committee of the Law Society of Nunavut
•Deputy Chair, Alberta Municipal Services Corporation
•Director, L'Union Canadienne, 2013
•Director, The Royal & Sun Alliance Canada Group including Roins Financial Services Limited, Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance Company of Canada, Quebec Assurance Company, The Johnson Corporation, Western Assurance Company, Ascentus Insurance Ltd., and part of Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance Group PLC
•Member, International Insurance Society
•Member, 2008 Insurance Committee for the Law Society of Nunavut
•Member, 2008 Insurance Committee for the Law Society of the Northwest Territories
•Member, 2008 Legal Ethics and Practice Committee of the Law Society of the Northwest Territories
•Consultant, Financial Services Commission of Government of Republic of Mauritius, January 2006
•Member, Prize Board, Canadian Class Action Review, 2003 to 2006
•Ontario Appointed Arbitrator for Hepatitis C cases in Alberta, 2001 to 2012
•Organizer, Alberta Insurance Conference, 1998 to 2004
•Member, Alberta Auto Insurance Implementation Team, August 2003
•Consultant, Atlantic Insurance Harmonization Task Force, August 2003
•Facilitator, Motor Accidents Authority of New South Wales, Australia to reform motor accidents, compensation system, 1999
•Consultation to Ernst & Young regarding auto insurance reform in New South Wales, Australia, 1998
•Member, Insurance Committee, Law Society of Alberta, 1995 to 1997
Shelley is a member of both the firm's Insurance Law and Commercial Law Practice Groups. Her practice encompasses a broad range of insurance consulting activities to government bodies, trade associations, insurers and intermediaries, corporate and insurance regulatory advice. She conducts auto, commercial and professional liability defence litigation. Shelley has extensive experience with legislative compliance guidelines generally. She also has been engaged in tort law reform and scheme design facilitation, and risk assessment and management.
Shelley was counsel to the Alberta Automobile Insurance Board from 1980-2003 and has regulatory expertise in the area of compulsory automobile insurance compensation systems. She has conducted insurance defence and professional liability insurance litigation for over thirty years.
She is the sole referee/arbitrator in Alberta for the 1986-1990 Hepatitis C Class Action Settlement.
Shelley is a Director of the Boards of the Royal and Sun Alliance, L'Union Canadienne and Alberta Municipal Services Corporation and has developed a special interest in corporate governance issues.
To learn more about Shelley, please visit her personal website .
•New South Wales Australia in 1999: Engaged as consultant for reform of compulsory automobile insurance scheme.
•Council of Atlantic Premiers in 2003: Engaged as consultant to provide report on advisability of reforming automobile insurance legislation for Atlantic provinces.
•The Alberta Government in 2003: Engaged as consultant for reform of compulsory automobile insurance scheme.
•The Republic of Mauritius in 2005: Engaged as consultant for World Bank to draft regulations to the Insurance Act
•The Republic of Macedonia in 2006: Engaged as consultant for world bank to reform insurance regulatory regime and train judges
•Martindale-Hubbell BV Distinguished Peer Review Rating
•Named in the 2012 Expert Guides: Women in Business Law (Insurance and Reinsurance Law)
•Named in the 2008 & 2009 Legal Media Group's Guide to the World's Leading Insurance and Reinsurance Lawyers, a publication by Expert Guides
•Appointed Queen's Counsel, 1995
•Raymond James prize in Equity, Faculty of Law, University of Alberta, 1977
•Author, Crown Immunity In a Food Crisis: A Consideration of the 2008 Listeriosis Outbreak in Canada
•Author, The Role of Insurance Company Directors In Overseeing Enterprise Risk Management
•Author, Chronic Pain Syndrome
•Author, “Pain in the Courtroom: A Canadian Perspective”, 2006 13 JLM 1 (Journal of Law and Medicine - Australia)
•Author, “Regulatory Negotiation in Automobile Insurance Reform”, Risk Management and Insurance Review, 2001, Vol. 4, No. 1, 53-66
•Author, “ Transaction Cost and Governance Engineering in Motor Accident Insurance Scheme Design: A New South Wales Experiment ”, Insurance Law Journal, (2000) ILJ 1.
Community Involvement and Pro Bono
•Director, Edmonton Regional Airports Authority since 2004
•Board of Directors, Women of Vision, 2002 to 2006
•Vice-Chairman, The Henri Toupin Medical Foundation, 1990 to 2004
•Senator, University of Alberta Senate, appointed 2014
•Legal Counsel for WIN HOUSE
•Sessional lecturer, Torts, Faculty of Extension, University of Alberta, Fall Session, 2000-2004
•Presentation on Directors' and Officers' Liabilities to Legal Education Society of Alberta in Edmonton and Calgary, December 2012
•Presenter, Amendments to the Alberta and British Columbia Insurance Acts , June 28, 2012
•Deakin University Food and Law Policy Symposium - Warun Ponds, Geelong, Victoria, Australia, January 16-18, 2009
•Invited speaker at the International Conference on Law, Medicine and Ethics in Padua, Italy, June 2007
•Catastrophic Injury Coverage-Industry's Newest Rival- Canadian Property and Casualty Invitational Forum, May 24-26, 2006
•The Canadian Institute Auto Insurance Claims Litigation Conference - Co-Chair, September 22-23, 2005
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