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10 Tips to Adapt to the New Contingency Fee Regime

civil-litigation

On July 1, 2021 Ontario’s contingency fees will be subject to significant changes, with amendments to both the Solicitors Act and the Law Society Rules of Professional Conduct coming into force. The changes will affect how contingency fees are calculated and will impact how contingency fee matters are managed from marketing and new client intake… Read More »

Categories: Civil Litigation

Tips to Manage the Important New Changes to Wills, Powers of Attorney and Succession Law

willsestates

The government has enacted 4 important changes regarding wills, powers of attorney (POAs) and to the administration of an estate with Bill 245 – Accelerating Access to Justice Act, 2021 which received Royal Assent on April 19, 2021. (See amendments in Schedule 8 – Substitute Decisions Act, 1992 and Schedule 9 – Succession Law Reform… Read More »

Categories: Wills & Estates

New 60 Day Notice Requirement in Occupiers’ Liability Act (Injury from Snow or Ice) Overview

civil-litigation

Bill 118, An Act to amend the Occupiers’ Liability Act, received royal assent on December 8, 2020 and came into force on January 29, 2021. The amendment introduces a new 60-day notice requirement for claims for personal injury caused by snow or ice which, if not met, will bar actions unless an exception applies. The… Read More »

Categories: Civil Litigation, Limitations Claims

Introducing the new TitlePLUS: Launching May 17

The new TitlePLUS is launching on May 17 and is better than ever. It’s a one-stop shop to purchasing title insurance that busy legal professionals expect. Within minutes, you can complete an easy online application and receive a user-friendly title insurance policy that automatically includes legal service coverage. Backed by LAWPRO, TitlePLUS is the only… Read More »

Categories: Real Estate, The TitlePLUS Program & Title Insurance

What’s in a Name? Everything – Follow Court Naming Protocols To Make Sure You Can E-File Documents

civil-litigation

As Ontario Courts increasingly move towards accepting electronic filing, litigants will need to follow the prescribed document naming protocols. While you or your firm may have internal naming protocols, to file, you will need to submit using the Court’s requirements. Note that the Court may reject your filing if you do not comply with the… Read More »

Categories: Civil Litigation

Tips to Prepare for the New Rule Changes

civil-litigation

On January 1, 2021, significant changes to the Rules of Civil Procedure come into force. While you should review the amendments carefully, this article (download as a PDF) include some key practical tips and an overview of the major changes. Key Practice Tips You can now serve documents by email. Confirm that your email address… Read More »

Categories: Civil Litigation, Technology

New LAWPRO Webzine: Limitation period updates, free CPD, and fraud alert

Looking for last minute CPD? We’ve got you covered with complimentary CPD programs, several of which offer professionalism or EDI hours. They also qualify for the LAWPRO Risk Management Credit. How to deal with limitation periods that were suspended during the pandemic From calls we have received from insureds, LAWPRO is aware there are questions… Read More »

Categories: Fraud Prevention, Civil Litigation, Limitations Claims
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