About Jordan Nichols
Jordan is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario's law school and articled with Gowlings in Ottawa. After being called to the bar in 2004, Jordan practiced law with Rueter Scargall Bennett LLP in Toronto with a focus on employment, copyright and expropriation law and commercial litigation. Jordan joined LAWPRO in 2010.
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Consider the following scenario: You act for a plaintiff in a Superior Court matter. On your client’s instructions, you send the opposing counsel an informal email in which you offer to settle the litigation for $100,000. You do not include an expiry date for the offer. The opposing counsel promptly rejects the offer by email… Read More »Categories: Civil Litigation
It is one of a lawyer’s worst nightmares: missing a limitation period. It can be a very easy mistake to make and yet the consequences can be enormous. There are numerous “pitfalls” that can lead to missed limitation periods and other limitation period problems. Some of these pitfalls are relatively easy to avoid whereas others… Read More »Categories: Biggest Claims Risks, Civil Litigation, Limitations Claims
Claims against litigation lawyers often involve allegations of communication errors. In this article, we consider steps that lawyers can take to avoid such claims right out of the gate – at the outset of their retainers. When we attribute a claim to a communication problem, what exactly do we mean? Here are some examples: a)… Read More »Categories: Communication Errors, Civil Litigation