Every Practice Needs a Lawyer

The Straight Line Newsletter — Issue #18 IN THIS ISSUE Lawyers Available to Assist Architects One very good way of managing risk is to establish a business relationship with a lawyer who understands your practice and its objectives. Then, should you need help understanding a contract, collecting overdue accounts, responding to challenging or threatening correspondence […]
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Working together to keep water in its place

This is an abbreviated version of an article that was published in the Fall 2018 edition of Pushing the Envelope Canada, which is printed twice per year by Matrix Group Publishing Inc. for the Ontario Building Envelope Council. Portions of the original article have been reprinted with permission and may not be reproduced without prior […]
Thought Leadership Fire / Water Damage Risk Management / Mitigation

Failure to Communicate

Episode 2 of Architects’ Claims Stories shares how a simple exchange of information, promptly delivered, duly recorded and correctly remembered, might have saved everyone a lot of grief.
Case Studies Podcast Client or Sub-contractor Relationship Management Delays Documentation / Contracts Podcast

Foreign Jurisdictions and Architects’ Liability

When the World is not Enough Almost every liability (professional or otherwise) insurance policy has a territorial or jurisdictional limit, often referred to in terms such as “Your Policy Territory”. Some policy territories can be relatively narrow (“actions arising in the Province of Ontario”, for example), others broader or even global, with wording such as […]
News & Announcements Insurance

2022 Annual Update

From our early beginnings as an indemnity plan in 1987, Pro-Demnity was designed to be the architects’ trusted, protective, professional ally, providing Ontario’s architectural practices with professional liability insurance solutions and risk management services. We enable the architectural profession to improve society and human interaction through better design, by supporting the wise, effective, and efficient management of risk. Read our 2022 Annual Update and learn how we are protective by design.
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Architects’ Claims Stories: Real and Unreal

Every insurance claim tells a story of human behaviour. There’s the factual side: what happened and why? And there’s the outcome: the physical, economic, emotional, social, relationship or professional consequences.  Pro-Demnity has played a central role in Ontario architects’ claims for 35 years, helping architects when they’ve experienced allegations of error or negligence. The situations […]
News & Announcements Podcast Risk Management / Mitigation