Gemma Healy-Murphy Photo
Gemma Healy-Murphy Photo
Gemma Healy-Murphy Photo

Gemma has a broad civil litigation practice with particular expertise in product liability, catastrophic injury and property damage insurance claims, construction and professional liability.  Gemma provides insurance coverage advice, including scope of coverage, priority of policies and defence and indemnity obligations. Gemma has appeared at all levels of court in Ontario, including the Court of Appeal.  She has also appeared before numerous administrative tribunals and conducted other regulatory proceedings.  Gemma holds a Master of Laws from Trinity College Dublin and regularly writes on the topics of insurance, alternative dispute resolution, and litigation procedure.



Media Mentions

  • “The Most Litigated Insurance Concept”, Canadian Underwriter (Dec. 2020)

Community Involvement

  • Solace House Canada, Member of Advisory Board to Board of Directors, Jan. 2021 to present
  • Ireland-Canada Chamber of Commerce, Member, Jan. 2020 to present
  • Nightwood Theatre, Annual Lawyers Show, Cast member, Oct. 2019 to present

Education & Admissions

2016
Called to the Ontario bar
2010
Distinction Certification in MusicDublin Institute of Technology, Dublin, Ireland
2009
Masters of Laws (with a focus on Alternative Dispute Resolution)Trinity College Dublin, Faculty of Law, Dublin, Ireland
2008
Bachelor of Law (Honours)University College Dublin, Faculty of Law, Dublin, Ireland

Publications

  • “The scope of re-examination on discovery”, Canadian Defence Lawyers, Hearsay (Jan. 2021)
  • “Access to summary judgment post-pandemic: A “Culture Shift” at long last?”, Co-author, The Lawyers’ Weekly (Oct. 2020)
  • ‘The rights of action of an unborn child”, Co-author, The Lawyers’ Daily (May 2020)
  • “What does it mean to be a reasonable parent?”, The Lawyers’ Daily (Apr.2020)
  • “Partial settlement agreements: practical realities”, Co-author, Canadian Institute Insurance Law Review, Vol. 1. No. 2 (Nov. 2016)