[This article was edited on June 7, 2018] The Construction Lien Act amendments will begin to take effect July 1, 2018. Hailing big changes to timelines, procedures and the manner in which many disputes will be resolved, the new legislation includes a gradual transition to help you avoid a misapplication of the new provisions. Among… Read More »Categories: Articles, Construction, Limitation Periods, Practice Tips
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The practicePRO program provides risk management, claims prevention and law practice management information to Ontario lawyers. Our resources, precedents and checklists will help you take proactive steps to avoid a legal malpractice claim, and show you how to grow a successful and thriving law practice.
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It’s here – a 15-year ultimate limitation period for claims governed by the Limitations Act 2002. As of January 3, 2019¹, actions arising from acts or omissions that occurred prior to January 1, 2004, are statute barred by virtue of s. 15 of the Limitations Act, 2002, even if these errors were not discoverable before… Read More »Categories: Civil Litigation, Limitation Periods, Webzine
We have written previously about the dangers associated with email spoofing and phishing schemes, where fraudsters will send fabricated emails purporting to be from a trusted colleague or third party in an effort to trick a lawyer or staff member into clicking on a dangerous link or downloading a dangerous attachment. These fraudulent schemes continue… Read More »Categories: Cyber dangers, Fraud, Webzine
It costs less than ten dollars to purchase a USB flash drive. It can cost tens of thousands to lose it. Lawyers and law firms are entrusted with a substantial amount of financial, medical, and other sensitive or embarrassing personal information. Under both the rules of professional conduct and privacy legislation, lawyers are obligated to… Read More »Categories: Privacy, Webzine