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Senior Property Claims Management Specialist

Denis H. Smith

Senior Property Claims Management Specialist


Denis joined McLarens in October 2016. He brings with him a proven reputation and expertise in the management and settlement of large, complex industrial, energy and mining losses. Denis is adept at managing both insured and insurer expectations, and has an excellent track record of effective claims management. His expertise spans the insurance markets of Australia, UK, Europe, and North America.

Denis has been a part of several speaking engagements throughout his career, which include:

  • B.C Insurance Institute – Property Damage/Business Interruption, 2018 and 2019
  • B.C Insurance Institute – Construction Claims, 2017
  • Guest Panel Speaker at National Western Mining Conference – Denver, 2016
  • RIMS New Orleans, Guest Speaker on Claims Management at Mining Insurance Group Session, 2015
  • Lockton’s North American Mining Summit – Mining Property Claims, 2013 & 2015
  • Canadian Independent Adjusters’ Associations – Vancouver Chapter, 2011
  • Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia, 2007


  • Dominion Diamond, N.W. Territories – Process Plant Fire
  • QIT (Rio Tinto) – Quebec Furnace fire
  • IOC/Rio Tinto – Quebec Conveyor Fire
  • Newmont /Goldcorp – Ontario Conveyor Fire
  • ISAL – Aluminum Furnace loss
  • Highway 1/Port Mann Bridge Construction, Vancouver B.C. –
    Bridge Span Collapse
  • Highway 1, Kensington Ave Ramp – Distressed Civil Works
  •  Transmission Line Project – Faulty Imploders, Ensuing Property
    Damage & Soft Cost Coverage
  • Canada Line Project – Light Rail Project from Vancouver Airport
    to Downtown
  •  Aluminum Plant Explosion – Damage Due to Weight of Ice &
  • Construction of Bio Mass Plant

Office Address / Contact Information

901/699 Cardero Street
Vancouver B.C.
V6G 3H7
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Australian & New Zealand Institute of Insurance (ANZIIF)

Additional Expertise

Advanced Loss of Profit, Business Interruption & Extra Expense, Construction All Risk (CAR), Erection All Risk (EAR), Fidelity & Surety, Machinery Breakdown

Adjuster Experience

54 years 1970