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Corporate/commercial webzine: Measure twice, advise once

With a busy corporate/commercial practice, it’s all too easy for small things to slip through the cracks. Changes, deadlines, and new commercial opportunities will keep you on your toes. But the best advice is the same as ever: don’t rush and don’t cut corners.

So step back and take a minute to review some of our resources on current challenges affecting corporate/commercial lawyers and the sorts of errors we see leading to claims.

Healthy lawyers make healthy practices: Maintaining mental health and wellness is an important part of your success as a lawyer. Read about what you can do to keep yourself and your colleagues functioning at their best.

Are you delegating corporate work responsibly? Delegating work is an important part of a lawyer’s practice. But don’t forget that the buck stops with the lawyer. Here’s a few things to remember when delegating corporate work in your practice.

Limitation periods: Not just for litigators: Missed limitation periods are a frequent source of malpractice claims, even against corporate solicitors. Read our short article on how limitation periods may impact your corporate transactions.

What kinds of corporate/commercial claims does LAWPRO see? Our Corporate/Commercial Claims Malpractice Fact Sheet contains information on where we see the most errors and omissions, and can help you identify key trouble areas.

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