Shelley Armstrong

Shelley Armstrong

Shelley Armstrong is a partner in Dolden’s Vancouver office and co-chairs Dolden’s National Property Group.  Shelley specializes in complex property damage claims, representing insureds and insurers in both defence and subrogated matters, including flood and fire claims and fraud claims.  She also handles construction claims.  A significant portion of her practice is devoted to providing coverage advice on Commercial and Home Property and Builders’ Risk Policies.


  • Acting for defendants in property damage claims, with particular emphasis on fire losses, construction deficiencies, and flood claims
  • Acting for plaintiffs’ in complex, multi-party subrogated claims
  • Advising clients on coverage issues on home insurance, commercial general liability and builders’ risk policies
  • Defending coverage claims at the BC Court of Appeal


  • Nova-Eco Properties Ltd. v. Programmed Insurance Brokers Inc., 2023 ABCA 349: Successfully defended Gore in action by Nova-Eco and Programmed Insurance Brokers (“PIB”) against allegations that PIB was acting as agent for Gore at times material to the dispute concerning the availability of flood coverage on a commercial property policy.  Also successfully defended Gore in appeal brought by PIB of the Court of Queen’s bench endorsement.
  • Maingot v. Wankowicz, 2021 BCSC 1595:  Co-counsel for West Coast Fuzion Homes Inc. Successfully defended West Coast Fuzion Homes against a joint and several liability finding and achieved a significantly reduced quantum award.
  • Osborne v. Family Insurance Solutions Inc., 2021 BCCA 104: Counsel for Family Insurance Solutions Inc. defending a coverage denial under an extension to a home insurance policy. The BCCA found in favour of the position taken by Family Insurance Solutions Inc., set aside the decision of the chambers judge and dismissed Ms. Osborne’s coverage petition.
  • Getzlaf v. The Owners, Strata Plan VR, 159, 2015 BCSC 452 (March 2015)
  • Abdoh v. Owners of Strata Plan KAS 2003, 2013 BCSC 817: Counsel for Owners of Strata Plan KAS 2003 in a case involving multiple claims advanced by a disgruntled strata owner under the Strata Property Act.  The owner’s application was dismissed on a motion for summary judgment, thereby avoiding a costlytrial. The Strata owner’s appeal of the BCSC decision was successfully defeated recently, with costs awarded to the Owners of Strata Plan KAS 2003 (Abdoh v. Owners of Strata Plan KAS 2003, 2014 BCCA 270).
  • Kovac v. Alexander Laidlaw Housing Co-operative

Shelley Armstrong's practice areas include:


Occupiers’ Liability

Property Damage

Commercial General Liability




Directors and Officers Liability

Employment Practice Liability



Life & Disability

Medical Malpractice

Product Liability

Professional Liability

Property Specialty


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