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Professionals Under Pressure


This Practice Group is made up of experienced lawyers from the independent affiliated law firms that comprise Canadian Litigation Counsel.

Professional Liability

Professionals today face tremendous pressure from demanding clients. The news media frequently carry stories about large errors and omissions (E&O) claims brought against professionals who were "only trying to do their jobs".

Our CLC lawyers respect the hard work of our professional clients, and strive to protect their reputations while minimizing their financial exposure. We have experience in all aspects and phases of professional liability issues, ranging from risk management through to dispute resolution. We have represented professionals in numerous fields, including:

Accountants and Auditors
Directors and Officers
Financial Planners/Advisors
Health Care Practitioners
Home Inspectors

Insurance Agents and Brokers
Interior Design Professionals
Private Investigators
Real Estate Agents and Brokers
Receivers and Trustees


The CLC independant lawyers act on a full range of matters that involve professional liability exposures, including those involving design, manufacturing, construction, inspection, and maintenance errors,pollution exposures, disciplinary procedures, quasi-criminal allegations, inquests,employment practices, and libel and slander. Some of our files involve class actionsthat are extremely complex, with highly technical issues, voluminous documentary productions, and extensive damage claims.

Risk Management

These lawyers also have given numerous “smell-the-coffee" seminars to our clients and professional organizations. We proactively assist in reviewing and drafting contract wordings and exculpatory clauses, and thereafter negotiate the wordings of contracts with the involved parties on given projects. We represent professionals in investigations and disciplinary hearings. Throughout, our skilled negotiators explore and utilize alternative dispute resolution (ADR) processes to minimize the financial, reputational, and time impact of these processes on our clients. Finally, we also assist insurers in drafting policy wordings, special endorsements, and exclusions for their various program coverages.