Jill Shore

Jill Shore

Jill’s practice consists of advising insurers with respect to coverage obligations, litigating claims relating to insurance coverage, drafting policy wordings and defending insureds from a variety of liability claims. Jill is recognized as a leading lawyer for Insurance and Reinsurance by Who’s Who Legal: Canada 2016 http://whoswholegal.com/profiles/74672/0/shore/jill-m-shore/ . Jill specializes in coverage and defence in relation to specialty and commercial lines policies including cyber security and privacy liability, D&O, E&O, general liability and home warranty claims. Prior to joining Dolden Wallace Folick LLP, Jill practiced civil and commercial litigation in Vancouver, in the areas of insurance coverage, construction litigation, class action litigation, commercial disputes, environmental and aboriginal litigation.



  • Acting as coverage and monitoring counsel for insurers on cyber liability, D&O liability, professional liability, general liability and home warranty claims in Canada;
  • Drafting and revising cyber, D&O, EPL, EIL, fiduciary liability and property policies for use in Canada;
  • Representation of insurers in coverage litigation, including policy interpretation, the order for payment of multiple claims in excess of policy limits, and overlapping coverage issues: Westaqua Commodity Group Ltd. v. Sovereign General Insurance Company, 2014 BCSC 263; MWH International Inc. v. Lumbermens Mutual Casualty Company, 2006 BCSC 219; Commerce & Industry Insurance Company of Canada, Inc. v. Singleton Associated Engineering, 2005 ABQB 500;


  • Revising cyber liability policies and adaptation of foreign cyber liability policies for use in Canada;
  • Acting as cyber breach coach to insureds on cyber insurance programs;
  • Defending insureds in claims alleging breach of privacy and failure to protect personal information.
  • Advising on coverage for privacy claims under cyber, fidelity, E&O, D&O and CGL policies;


  • Represents home warranty insurers in multi-million dollar claims regarding construction deficiencies, including water ingress and structural deficiencies;
  • Defending various trades in actions relating to construction deficiencies and accidents during construction;


  • Represents dentists in professional negligence claims;
  • Defence of financial advisors in proceedings before the BC Securities Commission;
  • Represents architects, engineers and other design professionals in multi-party “leaky condo” litigation;


  • Defending Managing General Agent in class action alleging fraudulent sale of universal life insurance policies;
  • Defending home warranty insurer in multi-million dollar class action regarding construction deficiencies including structural collapse;
  • Member of the defence team for the Government of Canada in national tobacco class action litigation;
  • Acting as coverage and monitoring counsel in relation to securities class actions and privacy class actions;


  • Defence of claims for breach of contract arising out of payment for consulting services in relation to corporate scientific research and development tax credits: rpr Developments Corp. v. Kvaerner Canada Inc., 2004 BCCA 38;
  • Defence of claims by partners and franchisees seeking damages for breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty: Western Delta Lands v. 3557537, 2000 BCSC 1096;
  • Defence of employer in social host liability claim for catastrophic personal injury: Jacobsen v. Nike Canada Inc., 1996 CanLII 3429;
  • Co-counsel in leading case regarding the right to bring claims for contribution and indemnity against a settling party in multi-party litigation: BC Ferries Corp. v. T&N, 1995 CanLII 1810 (BCCA);


  • Representing industry in judicial review proceedings challenging permits, licences and leases issued to industry clients for use and access to natural resources: Blaney et al. v. Minister of Agriculture et al, 2005 BCSC 283; 2004 BCSC 1764; Metecheah v. BC (Minister of Forests) 1997 CanLII 2719; Halfway River First Nations v. BC (Minister of Forests) 1999 BCCA 470; Tsawwassen Indian Band v. Canada (Minister of Finance), 1998 CanLII 7586 (FC);
  • Appeared as co-counsel before the Supreme Court of Canada in a landmark case on aboriginal rights and title: Delgamuukw v. British Columbia [1997] 3 SCR 1010;
  • Representing clients in the forestry, aquaculture and mining industries in response to civil disobedience, to remove public protests and to prosecute contempt proceedings: Blaney et al. v. Minister of Agriculture et al, 2004 BCSC 1764 (CanLII); Slocan Forest Products Ltd. v. The Valhalla Wilderness Society 1998 CanLII 2079; 1997 CanLII 3582;


  • British Columbia (1995)


  • Law Society of British Columbia
  • International Association of Privacy Professionals
  • Canadian Defence Lawyers
  • Professional Liability Underwriting Society


  • University of British Columbia (LLB, 1994)
  • McGill University (BA, 1991)
  • Universidad de Salamanca (C.L.E and C.L.C.E, 1989)


  • Member, Board of Directors, Jewish Community Centre of Greater Vancouver (2012-Present)
  • Member, Western Canada Organizing Committee, Professional Liability Underwriting Society, Canada Chapter (2013-Present)


  • Cyber Liability – A Legal Update, a presentation to the Insurance Brokers’ Association of Saskatchewan, November 25 & 26, 2015.
  • Canadian Cyber Liability: looking back to 2014 and forward to 2015, webinar for Insurance Institute of BC, February 12,2015.
  • Cyber CBA L.@.W. Series webinar, November 26, 2014
  • Information Protection and Privacy Legislation in Canada, Dolden Wallace Folick LLP Publication,November 2014
  • Cyber Liability in Canada: Risks, Obligations, lessons learned and best practices, SLA 2014 Annual Conference, June 10, 2014
  • Cyber Liability law in Canada, a presentation to the Insurance Institute of BC, April 29, 2014
  • Cyber Liability Law and Insurance, a presentation to the BC Post-Secondary Sector hosted byKwantlen Polytechnic University and the University, College, and Institute Protection Program, Risk Management Branch, Government of BC. November 28, 2013
  • The Typical steps in a Canadian Cyber claim: First party recover to third party liability, a presentation for the Professional Liability Underwriting Society, November 20, 2013
  • Cyber Liability Law in Canada: a presentation for the Insurance Institute of B.C. January 23, 2013
  • When Is It Okay For A Company To Hang Its Directors And Officers Out To Dry?, Dolden Wallace Folick LLP Publication, January 1, 2013
  • Anatomy of a Cyber Liability Policy: a presentation to the Insurance Institute of BC, March 1, 2012
  • Information Protection and Privacy Legislation in Canada, Dolden Wallace Folick LLP Publication, May, 2011.
  • Top 10 Property Coverage Issues, Dolden Wallace Folick LLP Publication, February, 2011

Jill Shore's practice areas include:


Class Action Defence

Commercial General Liability



Cyber and Privacy Liability

Directors and Officers Liability


Policy Wording and Risk Management

Professional Liability

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