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Prevention in Professional Liability

  • Adequate selection of clients 
  • No mandate from a friend or a family member 
  • No mandate in an area unfamiliar to you 
  • Only accept a mandate when you have the time and / or resources to deal with it 
  • No mandate from a last-minute client (example: a few days before a trial) 
  • Do not accept any mandate while you are the umpteenth lawyer consulted 
  • Trust your instinct 
  • Inform the client of the amount of fees and costs to be incurred 
  • Have a fee agreement signed 
  • Confirm the mandate and your advice in writing

Note Because Prevention Remains the Best Solution!