Jill McCutcheon


Jill McCutcheon is co-head of the Financial Services Practice at Torys LLP. She specializes in insurance – corporate, regulatory and transactional matters.  She has extensive experience in providing advice to the property and casualty, life and reinsurance sectors of the insurance industry. She advises on all aspects of the law, whether federal or provincial, and acts as counsel to insurers, reinsurers, banks, credit unions, intermediaries, cover holders and MGAs, third-party administrators, retailers, employers and associations. Jill is noted for her ability to:

  • draft and negotiate reinsurance, distribution and other specialized agreements germane to the sector;
  • respond to and resolve issues with the numerous regulators who impact on the insurance sector in Canada;
  • resolve distribution, product, licensing and other regulatory issues on behalf of clients

Jill has broad and extensive experience advising on all aspects of activity in the insurance industry. This includes advising on the formation of insurers, governance matters and obtaining federal and provincial regulatory approvals. She also regularly acts as counsel to insurance company boards of directors.

Jill has been recognized as a leading lawyer in her field by Chambers Canada, L’expert, Who’s Who Legal: Insurance and Reinsurance, The Legal 500—Leading lawyer in insurance, in IFLR1000: The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms, among others.