Tip of the Month

Tip for November 2017

Fiduciary Breaches Can Give Rise to Claims

Lawyers owe fiduciary duties to their clients, including the duties of confidentiality and loyalty. Breaching one of these duties, even because of an innocent mistake, unintentional miscalculation or otherwise, can result in civil liability for breach of fiduciary duty. Actions for fiduciary breach are on the rise. Reading the ethics rules of your jurisdiction is a good way to start to reduce the risk of breaching fiduciary duties owed to clients.