Justin Beeby

Lawyer, Partner


Insurance Law


English, French





Justin Beeby is a partner in our Insurance Law Group. His practice focuses on insurance litigation and on professional and municipal liability. Justin joined RSS after gaining experience with a boutique litigation firm specializing in professional liability, and articling with the Professional Liability Insurance Fund of the Bar of Quebec.

He has successfully represented a variety of clients, including lawyers, notaries, healthcare professionals and construction industry stakeholders. He has also worked on a variety of cases involving several Quebec municipalities: requests for proposals, liability of employees and elected officials, and damaged infrastructures.

Furthermore, Justin has represented insurance industry professionals, such as brokers and agents, in coverage matters and in recovery cases. He has also represented their insureds in various matters, including sports and product liability, construction, and general torts cases.

Representative files and mandates

  • Ballard c. Ville de Gatineau, 2021 QCCS 3695 — Defended a municipality against a claim for damages arising from the issuance of infraction notices for illegal embankment work.
  • Montpetit c. Sabourin, 2021 QCCS 853 — Defended a notary against a claim for damages arising from a deed of sale allegedly contrary to the rights of the owner of the neighboring property.
  • B. c. J.B., 2019 QCCS 5838 — Defended a notary acting as a Court-appointed liquidator of an estate. The plaintiff, an heir, was asking for the payment of expenditures allegedly made for the deceased while she was his curator, a position from which she had been removed.
  • 9280-4731 Québec inc. c. Ville de Châteauguay, 2019 QCCA 952 — Defended a municipality against a claim for damages following its decision to reject the plaintiff’s bid, which contained a major technical error.
  • Bertrand Ostiguy inc. c. Ville de Granby, 2018 QCCS 17 — Defending a municipality against a claim for damages pursuant to its decision to award a contract to a bidder that inverted its bids in response to two simultaneous public calls for tenders.
  • Represented an insured under the Professional Liability Insurance Fund of the Bar of Quebec: a lawyer who was allegedly negligent when he acted for a plaintiff employee in a claim for dismissal without cause and psychological harassment. A union’s duty to defend its members was also an issue.
  • Represented an insured under the Professional Liability Insurance Fund of the Quebec Bar in a legal malpractice case revolving around the opposing counsel’s qualified privilege.
  • Aviva, compagnie d’assurances du Canada c. Henry Company Canada inc., 2016 QCCS 4891 — Represented a roofer and sub-contractor in a case arising from defects in a membrane installed by our client.
  • Sigmasanté c. Énergère Consultants inc., 2016 QCCS 2349 — Represented a health institution in a claim arising from defects in the manufacturing and installation of a boiler.


Young Bar of Montreal


Builder’s risk insurance: the Supreme Court sheds some light on the exclusion of coverage

13 October 2016

If you are involved in drafting or interpreting insurance policies, you should be interested in the following. The Supreme Court of Canada, in Ledcor Construction Ltd v. Northbridge Indemnity Insurance Co., recently ruled on two key points: the appropriate standard of review for standard form contracts; and the interpretation of the faulty workmanship exclusion contained […]

Publications and Conferences

  • “Les recours contre les villes et municipalités: parlons prescription!” (Claims against cities and municipalities: Let’s talk about limitations!”), RSS webinar jointly presented with Patricia Baram, October 6, 2021
  • “Spectator Liability, Risks in Hockey and Waivers”, joint conference with McCague Borlack LLP, February 2017
  • “Builder’s risk insurance: the Supreme Court sheds some light on the exclusion of coverage”, RSS Newsletter, October 2016
  • “L’affaire Hamer”, Probe (newsletter of the Association des experts en sinistre indépendants du Québec, AESIQ), June 2016


Licentiate in Civil Law (LL.L.), summa cum laude

University of Ottawa


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