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Solicitors Costs

Discussion in 'Legal' started by Indi Saangha, Mar 5, 2018.

  1. Indi Saangha

    Indi Saangha UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    As solicitors do we HAVE to inform our client that they have the right to have their costs assessed

    Any law on this? Any explanation would be helpful

    I understand assessment must be made within one month except for certain cases

    If my client does not pay, even after many chasers, what is my best option? I know stat demand is possible but should I address LBA first?
     
    Posted: Mar 5, 2018 By: Indi Saangha Member since: Feb 22, 2018
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  2. KAC

    KAC UKBF Enthusiast Free Member

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    Normally we would say "Speak to a local lawyer for advice on this " but ...........:rolleyes:o_O
     
    Posted: Mar 5, 2018 By: KAC Member since: May 7, 2017
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  3. Scalloway

    Scalloway UKBF Legend Free Member

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    Googling eventually found me N258C Request for Detailed Assessment Hearing Pursuant to an order under Part III of the Solicitors Act 1974.
     
    Posted: Mar 5, 2018 By: Scalloway Member since: Jun 6, 2010
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  4. smallclaimsassistance

    smallclaimsassistance UKBF Enthusiast Full Member - Verified Business

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    If they do not agree with the level of fees charged they should engage with you. If they're not doing that, and you've been patient, what else can you do? As far as process is concerned, yes you have to go down the route prescribed in the Debt Pre-Action Protocol.

    I assist a solicitor local to me with exactly this issue, and in all of the cases in which I've been involved, without exception, the motivation seems to be nothing more prepossessing than a reluctance to pay.

    Dean
     
    Posted: Mar 5, 2018 By: smallclaimsassistance Member since: Jan 7, 2015
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  5. Indi Saangha

    Indi Saangha UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    ty for the reply, i understand they can choose to challenge costs, but do I have to make it known to the client they are allowed to have them assessed? is there anything in the law that says this
     
    Posted: Mar 5, 2018 By: Indi Saangha Member since: Feb 22, 2018
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  6. Newchodge

    Newchodge UKBF Big Shot Free Member

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    If you, as a solicitor, really don't kone, I suggest you ask the Law Society.
     
    Posted: Mar 5, 2018 By: Newchodge Member since: Nov 8, 2012
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  7. ethical PR

    ethical PR UKBF Legend Free Member

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    This is the second post where you have come to a business forum for answers to a legal question, when you work for a solicitors.

    Why are you not asking one of the partners or one of the solicitors this?
     
    Posted: Mar 5, 2018 By: ethical PR Member since: Apr 19, 2009
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