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Ontario limitation periods resumed September 14, 2020

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 This Emergency Order was revoked on September 14, 2020 and limitations periods start running again as of September 14.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 »

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LAWPRO Alert: Ontario limitation periods and procedural time periods resume September 14, 2020

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. The Emergency Order will be revoked on September 14, 2020. While the government has already lifted the suspension for some types of matters (Construction… Read More »

Categories: Alerts, Limitation Periods

LAWPRO STATEMENT ON COVID-19

[Updated May 15, 2020] LAWPRO wants to reassure Ontario lawyers and its other stakeholders that we continue to operate. While calls to our customer service department have slowed down, new claim reports continue to come in at pre-crisis numbers – ten to fifteen each and every day. We have activated our business continuity plan and… Read More »

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Statement on Re Milne Estate decision

LAWPRO is aware of the Re Milne Estate decision and we confirm that it has been appealed. We expect the appeal won’t be heard for several months. We hope the appeal decision brings clarity to how primary and secondary wills should be drafted. Lawyers that have drafted wills that may be impacted by this decision… Read More »

Categories: Alerts, Wills & Estates

Common practice pitfalls and how to avoid them (2018 edition)

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Lawyers’ Professional Indemnity Company (LAWPRO) was created to insure lawyers against legal malpractice claims. Most (though not all) claims are brought by a lawyer’s own client and include an allegation that the lawyer made a mistake or did not meet the standard of care expected of him or her when delivering legal services. No lawyer… Read More »

Categories: 2018 Student Issue 6, Alerts, Communications Errors, Content Type, Inadequate Investigation, LAWPRO Magazine, LAWPRO Magazine Article Type, Malpractice Errors, Student, Time Management

Fraud Alert: Email funds transfer fraud targeting Ontario lawyers

LAWPRO has received multiple reports of an email funds transfer fraud targeting Ontario lawyers. Given the similarity of the conversations and the email addresses that are being used, we believe it is the same individual(s) behind this fraud and that there are other firms that have been targeted today, and over the last few weeks…. Read More »

Categories: Alerts, Fraud

Clarification on implementation of non-resident speculation tax changes

With the new Non-Resident Speculation Tax (NRST) statements being required as of April 21, an issue arose as previously signed documents would have lost their approval if someone added the new statements. Late Friday afternoon the Ministry of Finance posted an update that clarifies how previously signed documents can be handled. The Ministry has confirmed… Read More »

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