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Andrew Erlam -v- Richard Slade & Company Plc

High Court finds for the second time that the legal bills delivered by Richard Slade & Co were not statute bills
The onus is on the solicitor to ensure that the client has sufficient information in a comprehensive and comprehendible manner District Judge Batchelo...
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Gill -v- Heer Manak : termination of retainer by solicitors without reasonable notice results in no entitlement to charge

It is essential that such notice as is given is "reasonable". If the notice is not "reasonable" then the firm cannot point to any applicable provision...
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Mark Carlisle

Our Mark Carlisle writes in the Law Society Gazette

https://www.lawgazette.co.uk/comment-and-opinion/why-we-must-root-out-client-overcharging/5064220.article
PI solicitors who simply ignore the contractual terms of business and simply deduct 25% of damages come what may must be brought to account.
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Boodia and Boodia -v- Richard Slade & Co, SCCO, Master James 17/03/17

Can bills that are final for the period that they cover only insofar as they relate to profit costs (with express provision for disbursements incurred...
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Don't Fully Understand your Solicitors' Terms of Business? Don't Worry.....You're Not Alone

http://www.lawgazette.co.uk/law/care-letters-make-clients-feel-stupid-says-watchdog/5058596.article
The Legal Services Consumer Panel published research yesterday concluding that improvements were needed to the way in which solicitors communicated th...
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