Laura A Wright
Laura Wright has practiced insurance law for over 20 years. Her wide-ranging skills and deep knowledge of insurance law and the insurance industry have been developed both in private practice and as in-house counsel with a global specialty commercial insurer. Laura has represented clients in all levels of court in British Columbia.
Laura’s practice features the full range of coverage, defence, and subrogation matters, including directors’ and officers’ liability claims, professional liability claims, technology liability claims, class action claims, fiduciary liability claims, public entity management liability claims, and major fidelity losses.
Laura works closely with her clients to help them achieve their strategic objectives, and she well understands the imperative of providing exceptional and efficient client service in all respects.
Her papers and articles have been published in national and regional publications, including the Canadian Journal of Insurance Law. She regularly speaks on subjects relevant to the insurance industry, including insurance policy design and drafting, and best practices in claims management.
Laura attended Queen’s University for both business school and law school. She was the senior editor of the Queen’s Law Journal in her final year.
Laura lives on the North Shore with her husband and two terrific children. During her time away from the office, Laura is an avid alpine skier and mountain biker. She is also a motorsports enthusiast.
- Called to the British Columbia Bar, 1994
- LL.B. 1993, Queen's University
- B. Comm. (Hons.) 1990, Queen's University
- Member, Law Society of British Columbia
- Canadian Bar Association (Civil Litigation and Insurance Subsections)
- Canadian Defence Lawyers
- Member, CBA Legislation and Law Reform Committee
- Member, CBA Awards and Recognition Committee
- Mentor, CBA Women Lawyer’s Forum Mentoring Program
- Member, CBA Judicial Advisory Committee (2015–2017)
- Executive Member, CBA Insurance Law Subsection (2015–2017)
- Ash v. Zellers Inc., 2013 BCSC 1968 (successfully resisted production of sensitive documents in a fraudulent arrest & excessive force matter)
- “Is Anybody Home? BCCA Clarifies Scope of Vacancy Exclusion in Homeowner’s Policy” — Canadian Journal of Insurance Law – Volume 32, Number 5, September 2014
- Pirie v. Skantz, 2015 BCSC 368 (liability apportionment in motor vehicle accident)
- Pirie v. Skantz, 2016 BCCA 70 (successfully defended plaintiff’s appeal of liability apportionment)