About Kathryn Shani
Kathryn Shani is a Claims Counsel at LAWPRO, where she deals with professional negligence claims brought against lawyers practicing civil litigation, real estate, trusts and estates, and other areas.
Prior to joining LAWPRO, Kathryn practiced civil litigation, with a focus on insurance law, municipal and police liability, product liability and class action litigation. Kathryn has litigated matters before all levels of Ontario Courts.
Kathryn Shani's Posts
Administrative Dismissals are Coming: What to Do When the Deadline to Set an Action Down for Trial is Approaching or Has Passed
We are all aware of the March 20, 2020 Emergency Order where the Ontario government suspended the running of most provincial limitation periods and procedural time periods retroactively to March 16, 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. One of the effects of this suspension period is that Ontario courts ceased issuing administrative dismissals of actions… Read More »Categories: Limitations Claims, Civil Litigation
Too Quick on the Buzzer: Default Judgment and the Potential Consequences of Engaging in Sharp Practice
Would-be lawyers learn the importance of professionalism and civility as outlined in the Law Society’s Rules of Professional Conduct and The Advocates’ Society Principles of Civility. However, in practice, a grey area can sometimes develop between fiercely advocating for a client and engaging in sharp practice. At LAWPRO, we’ve seen many claims relating to lawyers… Read More »Categories: LAWPRO Errors and Omissions Coverage, Civil Litigation