Our partner Holly LeValliant gave a talk on in terrorem clauses at the Six Minute Estate Lawyer event held by the Law Society on April 29th. In plain English, in terrorem clauses are stipulations in Wills that make bequests conditional upon the recipient not taking certain actions. They are most often used to prevent beneficiaries from challenging … Continued
Knowledgeable Toronto Estate Lawyers for Solicitor’s Negligence Claims
Sometimes a trusted professional advisor to whom you turn in times of your greatest need can fail you. If you have received negligent or erroneous legal advice from a lawyer which has caused you financial or other harm, you may have grounds for a claim against them.
As one of the few firms in Ontario that take on such matters, the lawyers at Eisen Law LLP have the specialized knowledge and experience to assist you in pursuing a solicitor’s negligence action. We have the expertise to assist you in identifying what went wrong, how you have been affected, and what you can do to move forward.
What is Solicitor’s Negligence?
All lawyers are subject to a standard of care which they owe to their clients, and have a duty to act in the best interest of their client. Generally, lawyers are expected to:
- Be skillful and careful;
- To protect the interests of the client;
- To advise clients in all issues relevant to the matter at hand;
- To carry out the client’s instructions;
- To consult with the client when there is any doubt with respect to the instructions;
- To keep the client informed.
Similarly, lawyers can also make errors or mistakes, which can have negative repercussions. If a lawyer has acted beneath or beyond the standard of care expected of them, or made an error, and their behavior has caused damage (financial or otherwise) to their client, that lawyer can be liable for negligence.
Contact Eisen Law for a consultation if you believe you have been adversely affected by Solicitor’s Negligence
At Eisen Law in Toronto, we pride ourselves on our specialized knowledge in pursuing claims of negligence against lawyers. We have many years of experience in assisting individuals in protecting their interests. Call us at 416-591-9997 or contact us online. We offer free initial consultations and will do our best to ensure you can easily access the legal advice that you need.
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