Too many lawyers are uncomfortable chasing clients for unpaid fees, afraid that it will sour their relationship. The best practice means avoiding problems from the start, writes Peter Buckle - and it can make all the difference in an uncertain economic climate
One of the main reasons why clients do not pay their bills on time is that no one asks them to. Perhaps this is because, for many lawyers, a transaction ends with the bill. All client contact ends, cold turkey. Memory banks are wiped to make room for the next job. Forward progress must be maintained, or they will fall off the treadmill.
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