Supreme Court of Canada Decision: Professional Liability and Duty to Advise

The Supreme Court of Canada released the following decision today:

Salomon v. Matte-Thompson, 2019 SCC 14; File No. 37537

Case brief

(Whether Court of Appeal erred by employing notion of distorting lens in determining whether trial judge had made palpable and overriding errors — Whether Court of Appeal expanded professional obligations of lawyers who refer clients to independent advisors — Whether Court of Appeal erred by interfering with trial judge’s findings relating to faults committed by lawyer and to causation.)