Rachel Clément is a partner, and co-chair of our Insurance Law Group.
In addition to conducting her practice and ensuring the group’s leadership, she plays a key role in managing our client relationships, especially with major clients in Quebec and Ontario as well as in London.
An active member of the Canadian Litigation Counsel, a nationwide association of independent law firms whose purpose is to provide litigation services to the insurance and other public and private institutions, she takes part in various industry events across Canada. She was recently in Halifax to attend the annual RIMS Canada conference, hosted by the Risk and Insurance Management Society.
Have a look at her bio.
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Globe and Mail’s rating — November 16, 2022
- RSS Stands Out in The Best Lawyers in Canada™ Directory
- Marcel-Olivier Nadeau Elected Vice-president of the Bar of Quebec
- RSS in Canadian Lawyer Magazine’s Top 10 Quebec Regional Firms
- Nine RSS Lawyers Rated by Lexpert
- Defending a consultant engineering firm against a claim of several million dollars in the construction field
- Defending a specialized manufacturing firm after a fire that caused a $13-million loss
- Defending an industrial maker of plumbing supplies for losses caused by water damage
- Representing a business in a claim of over $1 million following water infiltrations in the roofing structure
- Defending a snow removal business after a fall on the ice in a shopping centre, causing damages of over $1 million to the victim
- Defending a restaurant-bar following a fall that had occurred on its dance floor, causing alleged damages of millions of dollars
- Defending a spa following a fall that occurred in its steam bath, and a hotel in relation to an accident in its outdoor swimming pool
- Defending an event organizer following accidents that occurred during a musical performance, and in a game of piñata
- Defending an accountant against a claim for the tax consequences from the sale of the assets of a business in relation to a derogation from his duty to inform in a corporate reorganization of the companies
- Defending notaries in relation to real estate frauds by way of identity theft: cases of $4 million and $6 million respectively
- Defending notaries in relation to applications for annulment of hypothec deeds and wills because of lack of capacity or undue influence on the testator
- Defending notaries in relation to problems with servitudes or other real rights following the sale of a building
- Defending notaries in relation to the correction of trust deeds
- Defending notaries in applications for improbation of authentic deeds or in cases related to privileged communications
- Defending a re-purchase inspector in relation to defects discovered after the sale of a building
- Defending a disability insurer sued after it refused to pay compensation to the plaintiff, a medical specialist, claiming that he was not eligible to the renewal of the policy after reaching the age of 65
- Defending a travel assistance company sued over the services rendered abroad following a severe medical emergency during a trip in Europe
Here’s a look at some of our lawyers’ most recent publications.
- Application of Quebec’s Automobile Insurance Act: New Rulings From the Court of Appeal | Stéphanie Beauchamp
- Claims for Latent Defects: Limits to the Pre-Purchase Inspection Obligation and to the Amounts That Can Be Awarded in the Event of Liability | Chantal Noël
- “What if…?” The Fear of an Increased Risk of Cancer Is Not Compensable Damage Justifying a Class Action | Caroline Cassagnabère
- A Reminder of the Basic Differences Between a Builder’s Risk Policy and a Liability Policy | Nathan Hassan Omar
- Buying a Century-old Property: An Extra Measure of Care Is Required | Stéphanie Beauchamp
- Risks Associated With a Simplified Life Insurance Proposal and Nullity Ab Initio | Santal Truong
- Sale Made at Your Own Risk: Is It Really Without Legal Guarantee? | Hélène Maurice
- Back to Basics: The Importance of Subrogation Clauses in Releases | Béatrice D’Anjou
- Quebec Liability Insurance Duty to Defend Update | Nick Krnjevic
- Application of Res Judicata to a Second Lawsuit for Abuse of Proceedings | Alice Bourgault-Roy
- The Certificate of Insurance: A Mere Formality or an Essential Condition? | Béatrice D’Anjou
- Claim for Latent Defects: Reminders of the Buyer’s Obligation of Prudence, Misleading Representations and Disclosure of Defects | Caroline Cassagnabère
- Is a Recording Made Unbeknownst to a Party Admissible in Evidence? | Patrick Henry
- Absence of Subrogation in Matters of Divided Co-Ownership Insurance: Potential Impacts on a Third Party | Stéphanie Beauchamp
- Claim for Construction Defects: Legal Interest of a Syndicate of Co-owners and Starting Point of the Extinctive Prescription | Santal Truong
- Theft, Polygraph, and Presumptions: The Court of Appeal Sets the Record Straight | Patrick Henry
- Property Damage Insurance “Loss to Parts” Coverage: When is the Complete Replacement of Property Composed of Parts Covered? | Vikki Andrighetti
RSS regularly offers continuing education and knowledge development activities. These communications are available online via the Zoom platform, and are offered at no cost. Several are available as broadcasts after their initial presentation.
Insurance Law Webinar: The General Contractor’s Liability: Comparison of articles 2118 and 2100 CCQ (in French)
Wednesday, November 30
Speaker: Stéphanie Beaudoin
Click here to register to this webinar and click here to learn more about other upcoming activites
Did you miss our last webinar? Watch it below:
- Introduction to the Small Claims Process
- Evidence by Presumption: Utility and Pitfalls
- Claims Against Municipalities: Let’s Talk About Prescription!