Elisabeth van Rensburg

Elisabeth van Rensburg

Beard Winter LLP

Recognized since 2023

Toronto, Ontario

Practice Areas

Insurance Law

Personal Injury Litigation

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Elisabeth's broad insurance litigation practice includes the defence of individuals and entities in the bodily injury, property damage, human rights, accident benefits, environmental, construction, commercial general liability, professional liability, coverage, and subrogation contexts. While her practice is mainly focused on insurance litigation, she also acts for clients in commercial, real estate, and other general litigation matters. Elisabeth has previously represented clients in medical malpractice, civil sexual assault, and employment law matters. Her understanding of the litigation process from start to finish gives her clients confidence in her advice.

Elisabeth has earned a reputation with her clients and colleagues as a natural advocate both inside and outside of the courtroom. In addition to conducting three civil jury trials in the first six years of her practice, Elisabeth has acted for clients in administrative proceedings at the License Appeal Tribunal, the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario, the Landlord and Tenant Board, and the Social Benefits Tribunal. She has acted as appeal counsel at the Divisional Court and has conducted over 200 examinations for discovery and examinations under oath.

Elisabeth is also an experienced negotiator, having participated in well over 100 mediations. Elisabeth previously worked as in-house litigation counsel for one of Canada’s largest insurers. Prior to going in-house, Elisabeth had a broad plaintiff-oriented civil litigation practice at a well-regarded civil litigation boutique. Her understanding of insurance litigation from a plaintiff point of view is invaluable to her clients. Elisabeth’s clients retain her not only for her skills but also because she genuinely enjoys building long-lasting solicitor-client relationships.

Outside of work, Elisabeth is a hobbyist who currently enjoys travelling, staying active, playing the piano, cooking 100 new recipes per year, and working on her local history project called “Humber History”. Elisabeth sits on the Board of Directors for Heritage York.

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    130 Adelaide Street West
    Toronto, ON M5H 2K4

Beard Winter LLP
Headquarters: Toronto, Ontario

13 The Best Lawyers in Canada awards

2 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in Canada awards

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Recognized in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in Canada 2024 for work in:
  • Insurance Law
  • Personal Injury Litigation

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