Lawcover is the single provider of approved professional indemnity insurance policies to law practices based solely in NSW. It also insures law practices in the ACT, NT and many national law firms which have a presence in NSW. With almost 19,000 lawyers insured, Lawcover has and will always be there when needed. We provide professional indemnity insurance up to $2 million for each claim and, on application, can provide additional Top Up insurance up to $20 million.
Lawcover provides approved professional indemnity insurance policies to law practices in NSW, the ACT and NT.
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About Practice Support Services
The objective of Lawcover’s Practice Support Services is to reduce the chances of claims-prone situations arising and improve the way solicitors handle such situations when they arise.
Law Society Journal Articles
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March 2022 | Settlement perils and client regret: what can solicitors do to protect themselves?
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Past Law Society Journal Articles
Settlement perils and client regret: what can solicitors do to protect themselves?
The dangers of communicating directly with the court
When an inactive file becomes a problem
Managing risks for law firms returning to the office
The limited retainer – carving out property taxes
Headaches with adjustment clauses in wills
Protecting yourself from claims – when a file note saves the day
How law firms can mitigate the risk of cyber attacks
Caveats in PEXA: Buyers (and solicitors) beware
Penumbral duty no longer ‘an area of obscurity or uncertainty
Limitation periods: Simple? Not always
Preliminary agreements and the risk of litigation
It’s official – paper CTs are set to go. Is your practice prepared?
Purchaser surcharge duty: risk management tips for solicitors
(Over)working from home and beyond
Remote staff supervision: Managing the risks
Company directors personally liable for GST
Getting the message across: clients, clarity and communication
Land Tax Certificates and termination of contracts for sale of land
Solicitor consultants: Have you considered your insurance cover?
Expert reports and evidence – the dangers of non-compliance
Reduce risk and stress by systematically managing critical dates
Practical tips for conveyancing solicitors in a changing economy
Lawcover tips for managing some key risks in litigation practice
Tips for finalising estate matters
Honesty is the best policy
Traps for bilingual solicitors
Powers of Attorney – an ‘enduring’ source of liability for solicitors
Watch your inbox! Online Court has arrived
Under pressure: the relationship between risk and stress
Dealing with unrepresented litigants
Who do you think they are? Identifying your client
Is your practice ready for e-conveyancing?
Emails: Danger, handle with care
Issue waiver: when is privilege lost?
This time it’s personal: defamation claims against solicitors
Practical tips for executors where there has been an active enduring power of attorney
Managing cyber risk – practical guidance
Has your negligence caused a loss?
Transactions involving enduring powers of attorney
Do you know it all? When its unwise to advise
Caution – solicitor on board!
Making enduring powers of attorney
Ready to defend yourself?
Is your firm privacy compliant?
Reasonable Supervision: What Does It Mean for You and Your Staff?
Clarifying Your (Evolving) Retainer
Real Property Changes: Risk Management Tips for Solicitor
When Clients Provide Security for a Third Party’s Benefit Some Practical Tips
Risk Management and Claims Prevention
Duty of Care to Prospective Beneficiary under A Will Badenach V Calvert
Key Principles of Privilege and Waiver of Privilege
Can a Lawyer Act Contrary to a Former Client’s Interests
Personal Costs Orders against Solicitors
Implications of The High Court’s Decision on Advocate’s Immunity
No Compromise on Advocate’s Immunity
Informal Communications with Judges’ Chambers A Professional and Risk Management Issue
Subpoenae and Claims for Legal Professional Privilege
Advocates Immunity – Attwells v Jackson Lalic Lawyers Pty Ltd
Solicitor’s Liability to Estate Beneneficiaries
Client lunch comes back to bite
Dangers in Overreliance on Counsel
The risks of mixing legal and financial advice
Protecting against the other party’s actions in family law proceedings
Do I suggest an informal will? The Howe v Fischer Appeal
Professional Negligence: How much will a claim really cost me?
The risky business of advising on Pre-Nuptial agreements
Professional Indemnity Policy: What conduct is caught by the dishonesty exclusion?
Ademption Traps for Conveyancers
The Scope of a Solicitor’s Fiduciary Duty
Lawyers’ Liability to Non-Clients
Privilege Lost: Preservation of privilege, practice pointers
Informal Wills: The duty of a lawyer to consider, discuss and make an informal will for a client
Extent of Duty: How far should you go?
Beyond wasting trees
Solicitors’ responsibility when advising about directors’ guarantees
The expanding scope of advocates` immunity
Who is your new client?
Closed files, ongoing risks
Staying ahead of the risk curve
Risk Management and the PPS Register
If you are face with a claim
Rectifying mistakes in property settlement
Clarity on offers of compromise
Don’t be a client’s scapegoat
Technology driving lawyers’ duty to act
Danger for being defamed, and their lawyers
Who is responsible and who is insured?
Solicitor wins on adovate’s immunity
Leading a horse to water
Dilemmas of the family solicitor
What to do if you find you’ve made a mistake
Has your file been supoenaed?
Power of Attorney – When red lights flash
Proceed with caution over client capacity
The humble file note as important as ever
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