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Corporate/Commercial Malpractice Claims Fact Sheet

While the number of LAWPRO claims involving corporate and commercial law has declined in recent years, the average cost for this type of claim remains the highest of all areas of law. The most common source of corporate/commercial claims are lawyer/client communication issues. Claims occur because there are misunderstandings or when the client’s instructions are… Read More »

Categories: Corporate Law, Factsheets

Commercial Transactions Checklist

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Many commercial matters involve the preparation of one or more documents. These documents are drafted based on communications between the parties to the document and/or their respective lawyers, the specific circumstances of the matter and applicable substantive law. While the majority of commercial deals in Ontario are concluded without difficulties, all too often LAWPRO sees… Read More »

Categories: Checklist, Corporate Law

LAWPRO defends lawyers: Opposing inappropriate expansion of lawyer’s scope of responsibility

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Advising clients of their rights on a legal matter is a significant responsibility and lawyers have a duty to discharge it with competence and care. But when defending a negligence claim where clients seek to hold lawyers accountable for the unfavourable results of their own business or strategic decisions, LAwPRO’s defence counsel don’t hesitate to… Read More »

Categories: 2015 May - Review of 2014, Articles, Casebook, Civil Litigation, Corporate Law, Criminal Law, Real Estate

How simple mistakes can lead to large claims

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It’s easy to think that, at least in your office, a major claim couldn’t possibly happen. But LAWPRO’s experience shows that errors, innocent oversights and gaffes in any type of practice can lead to big problems. And if you or your firm don’t have adequate insurance in place to address the claim, you could be… Read More »

Categories: 2015 February - LAWPRO 20th, Articles, Civil Litigation, Corporate Law, Franchise, Inadequate Investigation, Independent Legal Advice, Personal Injury, Personal injury, Real Estate, Wills & Estates

Resolve to get your practice off to the best possible start

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Professional liability claims can take the wind out of the sails of anyone’s legal career, but can be especially demoralizing for a new lawyer. Your best chance at avoiding claims is to develop great working habits right from the start. Here are some practice ‘resolutions’ that you may want to consider. Want more? Read the… Read More »

Categories: 2014 Student Issue 2, Articles, Civil Litigation, Communications Errors, Corporate Law, Criminal Law, Family, Law students/new lawyers, Legal Careers, New Lawyers, Real Estate, Wellness, Wills & Estates

Large or small: Every recovery counts

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We may not be able to control the amount of claims we receive, but here at LAWPRO we do actively pursue recovery of costs owing to us from third parties throughout the year. Regardless of the amount recoverable, where the cost of recovery efforts warrant, we take action to enforce judgments, file writs, and take… Read More »

Categories: 2013 May - Year in Review 2012, Articles, Corporate Law, Wills & Estates, Year in Review

New Year’s resolutions for a healthier law practice and a new you

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The start of a new year is a time for self-reflection and self-improvement. Many of you will think about making changes in your personal and work lives. But while you all have good intentions, it can be difficult to break old habits, especially when you are running hard on the treadmill of a busy life… Read More »

Categories: 2012 December Resolutions, Articles, Civil Litigation, Corporate Law, Criminal Law, Difficult clients, Family, Features, Finances, Legal Technology, Marketing, Practice Tips, Real Estate, Time Management, Wellness, Wills & Estates

Getting the final document correct: The rationale for using a checklist for commercial transactions

Many commercial matters involve the preparation of one or more documents. These documents are drafted based on communications between the parties to the document and/or their respective lawyers, the specific circumstances of the matter and applicable substantive law. While the majority of commercial deals in Ontario are concluded without difficulties, all too often LAWPRO sees… Read More »

Categories: 2012 August Checklists, Articles, Checklist, Corporate Law, Features

LAwPRO defends lawyers in diverse areas of practice

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While it may seem that a large number of LAwPRO claims arise from real estate transactions and routine personal injury litigation, we actually defend claims against a broad spectrum of Ontario lawyers – and in courts ranging from the small claims court to the Court of Appeal. Regardless of the forum or area of law,… Read More »

Categories: 2012 May/June - Year in Review 2011, Articles, Casebook, Civil Litigation, Corporate Law, Family, Tax

Is anyone listening? Preventing communications claims

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It’s easy to prevent communications breakdowns: So why is this consistently the #1 source of claims for LAWPRO? No matter what the area of practice, the number one source of claims at LAWPRO is a breakdown in communication between the lawyer and client. And those numbers are increasing. Between 2005 and 2010, more than 4,200… Read More »

Categories: 2011 Fall Communications, Articles, Civil Litigation, Communications Errors, Corporate Law, Family, Features, Inadequate Investigation, Real Estate, Wills & Estates
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