What common professional or prevailing practice may inform the court's assessment of whether a lawyer has breached the standard of care of a reasonably competent lawyer and the duty to warn a client?

Nova Scotia, Canada


The following excerpt is from Poulain v. Iannetti, 2015 NSSC 181 (CanLII):

The third case to which I wish to refer is Rice v. Condran, 2012 NSSC 95, where A. Boudreau J. discussed how common professional or prevailing practices may inform the court’s assessment of whether a lawyer has breached the standard of care of a reasonably competent lawyer and the duty to warn a client (see generally paras. 29-37).

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