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Category: Insurance & Risk Management

Loss Prevention Tip #29

Properly Documenting Files One of the most important things a lawyer can do to avoid an insurance claim is to document client files properly. Without documentation, errors or misunderstandings can occur that give rise to a claim. Claims statistics for your Lawyers’ Insurance Programme indicate that poor communication with clients and others, failure to confirm...

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Loss Prevention Tip #28

How Long Should You Keep Closed Files? One of the most frequent questions lawyers ask us is “How long do I have to keep my closed files?” Certainly you don’t have to keep all files permanently – this just doesn’t make practical or economic sense. Nor is the solution as simple as a one-size-fits-all rule...

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Loss Prevention Tip #27

How to Avoid Malpractice Claims in your Wills & Estates Practice Malpractice claims in Wills & Estates practice have increased steadily over the last decade. Communications issues (often at the time the will is drafted) are the biggest source of these claims. Too many lawyers are not truly listening to the client’s instructions and not...

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Loss Prevention Tip #26

Tips on how to Minimize Claims Risks in Marijuana Law Lawpro (Law Society of Ontario Insurers) recently published the following article that we believe beneficial to send to our insured members. New and exciting opportunities – and claims risks: Marijuana law As recreational marijuana makes its way onto Ontario store shelves, lawyers are gearing up...

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Loss Prevention Tip #25

How to Avoid Suing for Unpaid Fees Suing a client to collect an unpaid account almost guarantees you will face a counter-suit alleging negligence. In most cases that allegation of negligence will be completely unfounded, but it still will trigger a duty to report a claim to the Lawyers’ Insurance Programme. Here are some suggestions...

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