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Communication Errors

Avoiding common communication errors in corporate/commercial law

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Corporate/commercial law accounts for the third highest number of legal malpractice claims in Ontario, after real estate and civil litigation. An article in the January edition of the LAWPRO Webzine examines the causes of these claims in detail, and what tells lawyers what they can do to reduce their exposure to claim in this area… Read More »

Categories: Communication Errors, Corporate Law

The top things you can do to avoid a legal malpractice claim

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In most areas of law practice, lawyer/client communication problems are the number one cause of claims, followed closely by deadline and time management issues. Together they typically account for more than half the malpractice claims LAWPRO sees. Failures to know or apply substantive law typically account for about 10% of claims. See The Biggest Claims… Read More »

Categories: Biggest Claims Risks, Communication Errors, Risk Management Strategies

Lawyer/Client Communication Errors Are The Biggest Cause Of Malpractice Claims

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For my first real post to AvoidAClaim, I want to focus on the biggest cause of malpractice claims: lawyer/client communication-related errors. Over the last eleven years, by cost and count, more than one-third of LAWPRO claims involved this type of error – almost $25 million or close to 8,200 claims. The adjacent pie chart shows… Read More »

Categories: Biggest Claims Risks, Communication Errors
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