Award announcement

Philippa Samworth Recognized in 2020 Edition of Best Lawyers Canada

August 26, 2019

Dutton Brock is proud to announce that Partner Philippa Samworth has been recognized in the 2020 Edition of Best Lawyers in Canada in the areas of Insurance Law and Personal Injury. Recognition by Best Lawyers is based entirely on peer review. Methodology is designed to capture, as accurately as possible, the consensus opinion of leading lawyers about the professional abilities of their colleagues within the same geographical area and legal practice area.

Philippa G. Samworth is a partner at Dutton Brock and her area of practice is in insurance defence (Accident Benefits), as well as providing Mediation and Arbitration services.. Miss Samworth has a number of achievements and was retained by the Ministry of Finance of Ontario as a consultant to provide analysis and technical advice to the Ministry on its preparation and drafting of the new Automobile Insurance Legislation: Bill 59 and its regulations.

In May 1997, Philippa was appointed to the Minister’s Committee for Designated Assessment Centres as Chair from September 1998 – September 2000, and again from December, 2001 to February 2004.

In 2000, she was asked by the Government of Ontario to Chair on Advisory Committee to make recommendations regarding the definition of Catastrophic Impairment. In March of 2004 Miss Samworth was again retained by the Minister of Finance to conduct stakeholder consultations and provide advice and recommendations on proposals to replace the DAC system.

In October of 2007 Philippa was inducted into the American College of Trial Lawyers.  In 2019 the Philippa G. Samworth Award was created for the Advancement of Women in the Legal Profession.

Dutton Brock LLP

Dutton Brock LLP is a Toronto law firm specializing in insurance litigation and has been named one of Canada's Top Insurance Defence Law Boutiques by Canadian Lawyer Magazine and one of the most frequently recommended commercial insurance firms in Canada by Lexpert. A recent Canadian Lawyer review states, “Knowledge of the law, sensible lawyers, driven to achieve the right result, not just bill extra hours.”

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Philippa G. Samworth

Dutton Brock LLP

Law School

Queen's University

Area Of Practice

Personal Injury