Professional Negligence: Mind the gaps
Establishing the exact parameters of a retainer early on will keep the relationship between client and solicitor sweet - and hopefully out of court, where judges are often inclined to back the client, says Barney Micklem
A number of cases reported recently have provided salutary reminders to solicitors and, by extension, to other professionals, of the need to ensure the scope of their retainer is clearly defined and that a client’s attention is drawn expressly to matters which fall outside it.
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