Legal issue failures can be broken down as follows:

  • Not knowing the law (35%) – failing to recognize that you do not know an area of law as well as you need to in order to provide proper legal advice
  • Not thinking it through (65%) – knowing the law, but failing to think through all of the legal issues and strategies involved to achieve your client’s goal

Dabbling: A risky business
Narrator: Surindar Nijjar
Area of law: Real estate

The precedent trap
Narrator: Kate McLean
Area of law: Tax

The perils of litigation without a roadmap
Narrator: Leanne Wood
Area of law: Civil litigation