Robert Betts joined the firm in 2008 and has worked for the insurance industry since 2004. His years of experience have provided him with an in-depth understanding of the issues faced by insurers. As a partner in the firm’s Insurance Litigation group, he handles a wide range of civil and commercial litigation with an emphasis on recreational liability, commercial host disputes, occupier’s liability, professional negligence, construction and property claims, product liability and coverage matters. Robert acts for both domestic and international insurers and a number of self-insured corporations.
In managing his practice, Robert provides his clients with timely advice, a range of options and risk-weighted recommendations so that they can make informed decisions. As an advocate, Robert analyzes issues and looks to develop strategies that account for both strengths and weakness in order to successfully advance the interests of his clients.
Efficient representation is critical to his clients, so Robert focuses on taking proactive steps to move matters ahead in the most effective manner possible. Robert knows the value that his clients place in advantageous resolution and settlement of claims but he also has the experience and ability to dispose of litigation in Court where required. He has appeared before the Superior Court of Justice, Divisional Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court of Canada in a wide variety of contested motions, injunctions, trials and appeals.
Robert’s core belief favours pragmatism over principle and he places his client’s interests and business objectives at the forefront in all aspects of his practice.