Philippa G. Samworth is a partner at Dutton Brock and her area of practice is in insurance defence (Accident Benefits), as well as providing Mediation and Arbitration services. Miss Samworth has a number of achievements and was retained by the Ministry of Finance of Ontario as a consultant to provide analysis and technical advice to the Ministry on its preparation and drafting of the new automobile insurance legislation, Bill 59, and its regulations. In May 1997, Philippa was appointed to the Minister’s Committee for Designated Assessment Centres and chaired that Committee in 1998, 2000 and 2001–2004. In March 2004, Miss Samworth was again retained by the Minister of Finance to conduct stakeholder consultations and provide advice and recommendation on proposals to replace the DAC system. Philippa is the recipient of numerous awards, including: first recipient of the Lee Samis Award for Excellence (Canadian Defence Lawyers); first recipient of the Ontario Bar Association Award for Excellence in Insurance Law; the Medical-Legal Society Award; and The Advocates' Society Medal. In October 2007, Philippa was inducted into the American College of Trial Lawyers and, in 2020, she was inducted into the Canadian Academy of Distinguished Neutrals (www.mediators.ca).
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