Legal Papers

Duty and Standard of Care of Solicitors Practicing in Estates

by: and , February 19, 2014

A solicitor owes a duty of care to his or her client.  This duty arises in contract (under the terms of the retainer agreement) and as a professional duty imposed on all lawyers to act with skill and competence when serving their client. The appropriate standard of varies with the circumstances and type of legal…read more

Update on Solicitors’ Negligence Issues

by: , January 23, 2014

There are unique challenges faced by estates and trust practitioners when taking estate planning instructions. Estate planning is something that most folks are reticent to do in the first place – for many, it languishes on a list of “should do’s” for some time before something – a pending divorce, a scheduled plane trip, a…read more