“I strongly believe in a client-centric approach in which the best viable outcome for my clients is achieved. This means effectively moving cases quickly and efficiently to settlement or in the alternative, maintaining necessary positions to trial.”
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Sarah Deol joined Bell Temple as an Associate in 2015.

Sarah exclusively practices insurance defence litigation. Her practice includes accident benefits, priority disputes, loss transfer claims and tort. She has represented clients before the Superior Court of Justice and at the Automobile Accident Benefits Service of the Licence Appeal Tribunal as well as at private Arbitrations.

She has experience in serious motor vehicle accident and catastrophic cases and she regularly provides analysis on complicated and narrow legal issues.

Sarah previously practiced at a respected insurance defence firm and prior to that in commercial litigation where she was involved in handling a variety of legal areas, including franchise disputes, employment and wrongful dismissal actions, defamation claims, property disputes, breach of contract actions, landlord and tenant disputes, creditor and debtor disputes, construction lien claims, injunctions, shareholder and partnership disputes and trademark disputes. Sarah graduated from Osgoode Hall law school and during her time there was involved in Parkdale Community Legal Services, a legal aid clinic that represents low-income individuals with legal claims.

Overall, Sarah takes pride in managing her cases in a cost-effective manner, while achieving the best possible results for her clients.

In her spare time, Sarah enjoys spending time with husband, family and friends as well as travelling the world and skiing.

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Sarah graduated summa cum laude from the University in Toronto in 2006 with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree. She worked at a prominent international accounting firm specializing in audit and assurance prior to commencing her Bachelors of Law from Osgoode University in 2009. She was called to the Ontario Bar in 2010.
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Sarah regularly defends insurers before the Superior Court of Justice and at the Automobile Accident Benefits Service of the Licence Appeal Tribunal as well as at private Arbitrations.
In Echelon General Insurance Company v. Unifund Assurance Company, July 24, 2018, Sarah defended the insurer in a complex priority claim involving a catastrophic claimant’s financial dependency via private Arbitration.
In Macleod v. Canadian Road Management Company, 2018 ONSC 2696, April 26, 2018, Sarah successfully defended the plaintiff’s motion to strike the jury notice in a complicated catastrophic accident benefits claim.
In Xuemeng Li v. Unifund Assurance Company, 17-008769/AABS, Sarah successfully defended a claimant’s motion at the LAT to obtain surveillance wherein the insurer did not intend to rely on it.
In T.C. v. Unifund Claims Inc, 17-005698/AABS, Sarah successfully defended a LAT Application for Attendant Care Benefits and various Medical and Rehabilitation Benefits.
In Levy v. Wawanesa, 2016 CarswellOnt 12201, Sarah successfully brought a motion to dismiss four accident benefit claims due to fraud and successfully obtained repayment of the benefits paid to date with costs.
In Danzig v. St. Paul Fire & Marine Insurance Co., 2016 CarswellOnt 8256, Sarah defended the insurer in a complicated catastrophic accident benefits claim involving a motion for interim benefits.
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