The devil – as they say – is in the details.
And it’s the details that appear to be creating issues for lawyers when it comes to the principal underlying cause of LAWPRO claims.
Back in 1998, “inadequate discovery of fact or inadequate investigation” was the fifth most common cause of a claim when we looked at the top five reasons a claim was made against a lawyer.
Since then the claims cause of “inadequate investigation” has climbed steadily upwards to the number one spot: By 2011, this category of errors had more than doubled in frequency. Moreover, claims resulting . . . [more]