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The Importance of Record Keeping


As commercial lawyers we understand that in this electronic age it is tempting and we are often encouraged not to print documents. However it is often a good idea to have a printed copy of some records, as well as an electronic copy.

Good record keeping may sound rather Dickensian but here are a few pointers to make things easier for you as the years roll on, people move on or retire and memories fade. Nobody may remember what happened to that beige filing cabinet in the corner outside Jim’s old office and sometimes you will need is not the current document.

Insurance policies

Particularly if you shop around for the best insurance deal from time to time do you have a copy of your policies in one spot? This is very important for workers compensation policies where a claim would be handled by the insurer at the time of the injury and not the insurer at the time of the claim.
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