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Business law changes and claims trends in corporate, commercial and IP

Lawyers practising corporate and commercial law must keep up with a dizzying list of statutes and regulations, many of which are undergoing a long-awaited renewal. However, when it comes to avoiding claims, old school skills like lawyer-client communication, proofreading, and staying organized still offer the best protection.

Have you tried our commercial transaction checklist? This useful resource contains a series of questions lawyers should ask themselves to help ensure that the commercial documents they draft correctly reflect the client’s instructions and expected results.

Malpractice danger zones in corporate/commercial practice: Download our Corporate/Commercial Claims Fact Sheet for information on claims trends and risk management advice.

What kinds of PPSA claims does LAWPRO see? Learn about the five most common PPSA-related claims and how to avoid them, and brush up on a key change to Ontario law.

Ontario dusts off the escheats rulebook: Ontario escheats law has been revamped, with important consequences for lawyers who advise corporations.

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Did you know that IP claims cost twice as much as the average LAWPRO claim, or that 35 per cent of claims in this area flow from clerical errors? Read our IP Claims Fact Sheet to learn about how to protect your IP practice from malpractice risks.

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