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A holiday tradition the pandemic won’t stop this year: frauds targeting lawyers The pandemic means we won’t be able to fill our December holidays with the familial gatherings and other joyful celebrations to which we are accustomed. But even though many holiday activities and events are cancelled, there is one annual tradition that likely won’t… Read More »Categories: Cyber dangers, Fraud, Online Only
Tips for real estate lawyers in the Covid residential purchase, refinance and home renovation marketplaces
Brought to you in partnership with the Toronto Lawyers’ Association, this program looks at the trends of hot and cool markets, provides tips on providing guidance to clients looking for help with home renovations, opportunities for lawyers to provide enhanced legal services at the start of a purchase transaction, and moreCategories: Communications Errors, CPD, Cyber dangers, Fraud, Inadequate Investigation, Marketing, Real Estate, Title insurance
A claim from a failure to know or apply the law arises when a lawyer does not have sufficient or current knowledge of the relevant law on the matter on which he or she is working. While not as common a claims cause as people think, it is still important to make sure you have… Read More »Categories: Factsheets, Failure to Know The Law
We often see claims related to lawyers who have not uncovered all the facts or developed a sufficient understanding of a client’s matter. These claims go to the very core of what lawyers are supposed to do for their clients – give legal advice based on the client’s specific situation – and involve the lawyer… Read More »Categories: Factsheets, Inadequate Investigation
By an Emergency Order dated March 20, the Ontario government suspended the running of most provincial limitation periods and procedural time periods retroactively to March 16 due to the COVID-19 emergency. This Emergency Order was revoked on September 14, 2020 and limitations periods start running again as of September 14. Days should be counted starting… Read More »Categories: Alerts, Limitation Periods