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About Victoria Crewe-Nelson

Victoria Crewe-Nelson Victoria Crewe-Nelson, B.A., LL.B. (Edin), is Assistant Vice President, Underwriting, at LAWPRO. Prior to joining LAWPRO in 2012, Victoria practised law in mid-town Toronto, with practice areas ranging from admiralty law and commercial litigation to residential real estate and wills and estates. She is a member of the Ontario Bar Association (since 1999), the Professional Liability Underwriting Society (since 2013) and the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (since 2014). Victoria enjoys writing and presenting on topics relating to practice management risks and best practices for lawyers and law firms.


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Don’t let claims follow you into retirement

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Lawyers often approach retirement feeling good about their legacy. Whether you devoted your efforts to crafting airtight contracts, supported clients as they worked toward mediated settlements, or stood up for the rights of those who needed you, you’re entitled to feel proud of your accomplishments. Looking back, however, may heighten your awareness of just how… Read More »

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Does my LAWPRO insurance cover assumed risk?

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There are different types of risks that can lead to claims against lawyers: those that develop from errors or omissions, those that arise through intentional wrongdoing, and those that lawyers willingly accept for themselves. A lawyer’s professional indemnity (E&O) policy is intended to respond to claims arising from a lawyer’s error, omission or negligent act… Read More »

Categories: LAWPRO Errors and Omissions Coverage

Excess coverage: Do or did I handle matters which potentially exposed me to a claim

The following are some of the questions you may want to ask yourself to help assess whether or not you should secure additional insurance coverage limits. When reviewing these questions and assessing your exposure, remember to factor in both potential defence costs and interest payments, as well as actual damages. Depending on how long it… Read More »

Categories: LAWPRO Errors and Omissions Coverage

Does your malpractice policy cover individual lawyers or the law firm?

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Have you ever wondered why LAWPRO’s policy for the Law Society of Upper Canada insurance program (the “primary policy”) insures lawyers on an individual basis while excess insurance is issued on a firm-wide basis? Most Ontario lawyers have probably never considered this question. And while it may seem to be a rather subtle distinction, the… Read More »

Categories: LAWPRO Errors and Omissions Coverage

Untangling the Myths of Excess Insurance

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Unfortunately, far too many lawyers do not appreciate their full exposure to claims and how excess insurance could be of benefit to them. Excess liability insurance is intended to provide additional limits over that provided by the underlying (primary) liability policy. For lawyers in Ontario, the underlying insurance which all practising lawyers (not on exemption)… Read More »

Categories: LAWPRO Errors and Omissions Coverage

Excess insurance offers peace of mind to lawyers and law firms

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Would your exposure on a negligence claim be over the individual lawyer’s $1 million per claim or $2 million in the aggregate limits offered under the LAWPRO policy for the Law Society of Upper Canada program (the “primary policy”)? Excess insurance – insurance that covers you for claims after the limits under the primary policy… Read More »

Categories: LAWPRO Errors and Omissions Coverage

Excess Insurance: More necessary than you may believe

Who should be thinking about the need for excess insurance? Everyone. As the complexity of claims increases, more lawyers are recognizing that their potential exposure to risk may be larger than they anticipated. To protect themselves and their law practices, they are turning to excess insurance to provide an extra layer of malpractice insurance protection…. Read More »

Categories: LAWPRO Errors and Omissions Coverage
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