Partner announcement

Beard Winter LLP announces new Partner Jillian Van Allen

January 29, 2021

Beard Winter LLP is pleased to announce that Jillian Van Allen has joined the partnership effective January 1, 2021. Jillian was called to the bar in 2004 and received her LL.M. in Civil Litigation and Dispute Resolution from Osgoode Hall Law School in 2009. She joined the firm in 2018. Jillian practices in the firm’s Insurance Litigation group with a focus on professional errors and omissions, including repairing and defending matters on behalf of lawyers. She has also acted on behalf of property/casualty insurers in the defence of tort and accident benefits claims, including acting on behalf of accident benefits insurers in loss transfer and priority disputes between insurers. She has many appearances and reported decisions in the Superior Court of Justice, Divisional Court, and Court of Appeal.

To learn more about Jillian, please visit our website.

Beard Winter LLP

Beard Winter LLP is proud to be recognized as a Top 10 Ontario Regional Law Firm by Canadian Lawyer magazine for 2021-22, and as one of The Globe and Mail’s Canada’s Best Law Firms for 2023. Our employees are a key component of our success. A multi-service, mid-sized law firm located in downtown Toronto, our unwavering commitment to clients is the foundation of our history since 1964. We are preferred counsel for a wide variety of mid-market private and public corporations and sought after for our expertise in complex estate, commercial, employment, and family law litigation. Recognized for our insurance defence litigation expertise, we act for many of Canada’s largest insurance companies. Best Lawyers and Lexpert recognize our lawyers in the areas of estates and trusts law, family law, insurance law, and insurance defence litigation.

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Jillian Van Allen

Beard Winter LLP

Law School

University of New Brunswick

Year Of Call


Area Of Practice

Insurance Defence