My client is a buyer in a residential conveyancing matter. They brought their £20,000 cash deposit to the office. The money seems to be from their bank account but they won't pay the £30 fee for a banker’s draft. How much cash can I accept from my client?
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My client failed to pay my final invoice. I’ve informed them that I intend to issue proceeding to recover costs. They responded by making a complaint about the costs information that I provided at the outset. Can I still issue proceedings?
I act for a client in a contentious matter. The client has made no payment on account despite several requests to do so. Our terms of business state that when requested a client must make a payment on account of costs. Can I terminate the retainer?