Q and As
Our Q and As are examples of some of the recent questions that the Practice Advice Service has helped solicitors with. If you cannot find the answer you need, contact us.
Should I share information about the execution of a will with a rival firm?
I've been contacted by a firm acting for the daughter of a client who moved into a care home. They're demanding information about the circumstances in which my client gave instructions for her will and it was executed. Must I provide this information?
My client is paying the other side’s legal costs. Should the opponent’s solicitors issue a VAT invoice?
My client has agreed to settle a claim against them and pay the other side’s agreed legal costs. The opponent’s solicitors have sent me a note of their costs but it does not look like a proper solicitor’s invoice. Should they re-issue a proper invoice?
Can I accept my client’s £20,000 cash deposit?
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?