Dominic T. Clarke

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  • Called to the Bar of Ontario, 1992
  • Called to the Bar of England and Wales, 1988
  • LL.M., (Honours), University of Cambridge, 1987
  • M.A., (Honours), University of Cambridge, 1986
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Dominic practises principally in the area of insurance litigation encompassing both coverage and defence matters. A “go-to” counsel for insurers both nationally and internationally, Dominic’s expertise is frequently sought out on large and complex coverage claims. He specializes in advising and representing insurers with respect to commercial general liability, directors’ and officers’ liability and commercial property policies. Dominic has significant experience in the defence of products liability and sexual abuse litigation. A force in the courtroom, he has appeared as counsel in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice and the Ontario Court of Appeal. A leading expert in insurance coverage and reinsurance matters, Dominic is a frequent lecturer to professional bodies, and is hailed as "very experienced, very agreeable and highly competent” by Who’s Who Legal, with respondents drawing praise for his superb litigation practice, especially in coverage disputes. He has published numerous thought leadership pieces on insurance in his nearly three decades of practice.

  • LL.M., (Honours), University of Cambridge, 1987
  • M.A., (Honours), University of Cambridge, 1986
 Practice Areas  Called to the Bar
  • Called to the Bar of Ontario, 1992
  • Called to the Bar of England and Wales, 1988


  • Ranked in Chambers & Partners Canada Guide in Insurance: Dispute Resolution - Nationwide – Canada, 2023
  • Ranked as a leading litigation lawyer in the 2022 Lexpert Special Edition – Canada’s Leading Litigation Lawyers
  • Recognized in Lexpert® Canadian Legal Directory as a Leading Practitioner (Consistently Recommended) in Commercial Insurance Litigation
  • Recognized in Best Lawyers® in Canada 2024 for Insurance Law 
  • Listed in Expert Guides' Guide to the World's Leading Insurance & Reinsurance Lawyers
  • Listed in Expert Guides' Best of the Best: Guide to the World's Leading Lawyers (Insurance & Reinsurance)
  • Listed in Who's Who Legal Global: Insurance & Reinsurance
  • Listed in Who's Who Legal Canada: Insurance & Reinsurance
  • Listed in Global Law Experts Directory, Insurance and Reinsurance Law (Canada)
  • Recipient, Middle Temple Harmsworth Entrance Award
  • Recipient, Middle Temple Astbury Scholarship
  • Recipient, Fox Foundation Scholarship
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  • Law Society of Ontario
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • The Advocates' Society
  • Defence Research Institute

2023 Lexpert Ranked Firm


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