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Risk Management & Claims Prevention

A clarification on the ultimate limitation period and the York Condominium Corp. and Jay-M Holding case

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The How Long Should You Keep Your Close Files? article in the December 2010 issue of LAWPRO Magazine was well received by Ontario lawyers. From the emails, phone calls and personal comments we received, it is clear the information we provided was helpful to many lawyers in terms of the decisions they needed to make… Read More »

Categories: Civil Litigation, Limitations Claims

LAWPRO concerned that unbundled legal services will mean more claims

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The Law Society of Upper Canada is currently reviewing the ethical and procedural issues relating to the “unbundling” of legal services, otherwise known as “limited scope representations” or “limited scope retainers.” Unbundling is the concept of taking a legal matter apart into discrete tasks and having a lawyer or paralegal provide limited legal services or… Read More »

Categories: Biggest Claims Risks

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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