The aim of the Risk Management activities of the Society is to reduce the incidence and
magnitude of insurance claims against legal practitioners.
The Society offers a
variety of Risk Management seminars which have been developed based on analysing claims data with a view to engage
and inform practitioners. The program provides a solid foundation from
which practitioners can better reflect on their own professional
practice to reduce risk.
Together with the Ethics and Practice Unit of the Society, Risk
Management staff assist practitioners seeking information and guidance
setting up a new practice, improving management of an existing
one and on various specific matters.
Schedule of Limitation Dates
Law Claims has published a Schedule of Limitation periods
relating to causes of action in South Australia. Please click here
Annual Law Claims Cases and Legislation Update
2019 Riskwatch News
is an article by Law Claims setting out the more significant judicial
and legislative developments during the period 1 January 2019 to 31
December 2019 which may bear upon a South Australian legal
practitioner’s potential liability or on damages awards generally.
Issues have been highlighted rather than explored in detail. The
case law and legislation of South Australia together with the more
significant case law in other Australian jurisdictions during the period
have been reviewed by Law Claims.
Riskwatch is an article prepared and published monthly in the Bulletin which highlight topical risk management issues
that have emerged from recent claims and current claims trends, as
identified by the PII Risk Manager from closed claim evaluations, or
general discussions with the profession, as well as broadcasting
changes to the law and highlighting the potential risks that may follow
and which may give rise to future claims.
Riskwatch articles can also be found and searched for on the Resource Hub
Below are links to current Riskwatch articles: