Can a lawyer be held liable for a binding deal that was negotiated prior to the lawyer even being retained?

Ontario, Canada


The following excerpt is from Ronald Gunraj v. Chris Cyr, 2012 ONSC 1609 (CanLII):

The law is clear. A lawyer is not a client’s insurer, and a lawyer may not be held liable for the consequences that flow from a binding deal that was negotiated prior to the lawyer even being retained in the matter. Laskin J.A. made that point strongly in Wong v. 407527 Ontario Limited.[10]

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