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Does a big claim scare you?

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Excess insurance from LawPRO can give you peace of mind 1. What is excess coverage? Excess coverage is insurance that covers (for eligible claims) losses in excess of those covered under Ontario lawyers’ mandatory professional indemnity coverage, up to a limit chosen by the insured. Unlike the primary layer of coverage, under which the lawyer… Read More »

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Does your firm need to consider Excess insurance?

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Test your exposure by checking each statement that is true for you or your firm: I am unsure of the file practices, procedures, and communications, in-take procedures, documenting retainers, reviewing opinions, docket controls, diary systems, completeness of documentation and file retention of all tenants, associated law practices, co-counsel, back-up or previous counsel I have worked… Read More »

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Are you covered for a big claim? Consider LAWPRO Excess Insurance

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With your Law Society insurance renewing January 1, it is a good time to consider your firm’s excess needs. Remember that the limits on LAWPRO’s primary program are $1 million per claim/$2 million in the aggregate. Could any of your matters lead to a malpractice claim of more than $1 million? Don’t forget to include… Read More »

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Untangling the myths of Excess insurance

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Unfortunately, far too many lawyers do not appreciate their full exposure to claims and how excess insurance could be of benefit to them. Excess liability insurance is intended to provide additional limits over that provided by the underlying (primary) liability policy. For lawyers in Ontario, the underlying insurance which all practising lawyers (not on exemption)… Read More »

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Are you covered for a big claim? Consider LAWPRO Excess Insurance

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With your Law Society insurance renewing January 1, it is a good time to consider your firm’s excess needs. Remember that the limits on LAWPRO’s primary program are $1 million per claim/$2 million in the aggregate. Could any of your matters lead to a malpractice claim of more than $1 million? Don’t forget to include… Read More »

Categories: 2013 October - Insurance Issue 2014, Articles, Excess, Excess insurance

Excess insurance offers peace of mind to lawyers and law firms

Would your exposure on a negligence claim be over the individual lawyer’s $1 million per claim or $2 million in the aggregate limits offered under the LAWPRO policy for the Law Society of Upper Canada program (the “primary policy”)? Excess insurance – insurance that covers you for claims after the limits under the primary policy… Read More »

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Why you don’t (but should) think about Excess insurance

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If you are relying on only the coverage offered under LAWPRO’s mandatory insurance program to satisfy claims that may be made against you, you may be at financial risk. The coverage limits under the mandatory program are $1 million per claim and $2 million in the aggregate. The cost of resolving claims is growing every… Read More »

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