Amy is a partner with Cox & Palmer’s Halifax office and practices in the areas of litigation, insurance law and professional regulation. She earned her law degree at the University of New Brunswick after completing a degree in political science at St. Francis Xavier University. Amy’s practice focuses primarily on insurance defence and regulated professions.
Amy is a frequent lecturer on civil litigation and insurance defence issues and also contributes to a series of Case Law Updates for the insurance industry. She is currently the Treasurer of the National Insurance Law Sub-Section for the Canadian Bar Association and is a member of the Professional Development Committee for the Nova Scotia Branch. She is the Past-Chair of the Nova Scotia Insurance Sub-Section for Canadian Bar Association.
- Regularly represents insurance clients on a wide variety of issues.
- Extensive experience in automobile claims, including bodily injury and accident benefits claims pertaining to income replacement; professional liability and discipline; occupiers’ liability; product liability; and property damage claims.
- Appeared before all levels of court in Nova Scotia and before numerous administrative Boards and Tribunals in professional disciplinary matters.
- Nova Scotia (2005)
- University of New Brunswick
- St. Francis Xavier University (BA, 2001)
- University of New Brunswick (LLB, 2004)
Professional Activities & Affiliations
- Vice-Chair, National Insurance Law Sub-Section, Canadian Bar Association (2018-)
- Treasurer, National Insurance Law Sub-Section, Canadian Bar Association (2016 – 2018)
- Volunteer, Canadian Bar Association (Nova Scotia Branch) Law Day, 2016
- Chair, Nova Scotia Insurance Sub-Section, Canadian Bar Association (2014 – 2016)
- Judge, Jessup International Moot Court Competition, 2015
- Vice-Chair, Nova Scotia Insurance Sub-Section, Canadian Bar Association (2012 – 2014)
- Member, St.F.X. University Father Kehoe Dinner & Auction Committee (2008 – 2011)
- Member, Canadian Defence Lawyers
- Member, The Advocates’ Society
Law Society Memberships
- Canadian Bar Association
- Nova Scotia Barristers' Society
- The Importance of Plaintiff Credibility in Determining Causation
- CPP Disability Payments Deductible From Future Loss
- Deducting Collateral Benefits From Loss of Income Claims
- Supreme Court of Canada Rules Future CPP Benefits Not Deductible Under an SEF 44 Claim
- Successful Settlement Agreement Enforced
- Plaintiff Recovery Limited When Contributorily Negligent
- Insurance Litigation Group: Atlantic Canada Case Law Updates
- Regional Insurance Litigation Group: Atlantic Canada Case Law Updates
- Case Law Updates: Insurance Litigation Law
- Case Law Update – Insurance Litigation Law
- Case Law Updates - Insurance Litigation Law