Pitfalls in personal injury litigation

6 August, 2018

Personal injury litigation Clients seek out litigation lawyers only when something has gone wrong. In the personal injury arena, they have the added difficulty of dealing with a physical or mental impairment and its consequences. This means the relationship is going to be challenging from the start. It can be made even more difficult if […]

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Risk video bite – Personal injuries litigation

2 February, 2018

Presenter: Matthew Rose, Risk Manager, LPLC

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Snapshot – Personal injury litigation

14 August, 2017

Snapshots provide data and main causes of claims in areas of practice as well as risk management strategies at a glance. Click the image to enlarge or download above.                            

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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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Personal injury claims are easy to avoid

31 March, 2017

Failure to issue proceedings within time is a major cause of personal injury claims. LPLC’s recently published snapshot on personal injury litigation explains other common causes of personal injury claims as well as risk management strategies to assist in claims prevention. Sometimes the mistake was due to a lack of or failure to implement a system resulting […]

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Do you know your limits?

9 December, 2016

Practitioners who are experts in a specific area of law sometimes find themselves in unfamiliar territory without realising it. Practitioners who usually do domestic conveyancing maybe out of their depth when they receive instructions about the purchase of a commercial building with multiple tenants and where the purchaser is a self-managed superannuation fund who will […]

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An informed client is the best risk management for personal injury lawyers

4 November, 2016

LPLC has recently refreshed our Pitfalls in personal injury litigation practice risk guide. As part of this process, we reviewed the claims against personal injury practitioners acting for plaintiffs. These claims continue to show the need for practitioners to manage not only the law but also the client and the retainer. More than 25 per […]

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Keep out of harm’s way

1 November, 2016

Practitioners should be aware of key risks when acting for plaintiffs in personal injury litigation. Reviewing the claims against personal injury practitioners, the LPLC found from 2005 to 2015 more than half of the cost of these claims were attributed to workplace injury matters. Most was due to missed time limits or missed causes of […]

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Guide for personal injury lawyers updated

21 October, 2016

LPLC’s practice risk guide Pitfalls in personal injury litigation has been updated to assist practitioners who practise in this area avoid claims. For many personal injury plaintiffs litigation is unfamiliar territory as well as being an emotionally-charged environment. Due to this and the complexities of personal injury legislation claims against practitioners arise for a variety […]

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Stay on the right side of the line in mediations

23 September, 2016

Tactics are an essential part of mediations as practitioners seek to reach an outcome favourable to their clients. However, there are legal and ethical limits to how far practitioners can go in settlement negotiations. Practitioners in mediations should be mindful of the provisions of Part 2.3 of the Civil Procedure Act 2010 (Vic) and section […]

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