Focusing on family law

15 August, 2017

Introduction As family law clients are often preoccupied and in emotional distress, they require particular care. It is an area where simple risk management steps can make a difference. The scope of the retainer needs to be carefully defined and documented. Documenting advice and instructions, and keeping the client informed about the progress of the […]

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Know your limits

11 May, 2017

Introduction With the proliferation of time limits in legislation today missing limitation dates is a mistake that occurs in many areas of the law. The reasons for missing time limits are varied as are the potential repercussions. Sometimes it is a lack of knowledge by the lawyer that the time limit exists, or failing to […]

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Weather-proofing wills and estates

17 July, 2014

Introduction Welcome to the first edition of Weather-proofing wills and estates. This booklet highlights the mistakes that are made by legal practitioners that lead to claims against them and offers recommendations on how to avoid those same mistakes. The claims against legal practitioners in the wills and estates area have been relatively modest in recent […]

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