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.
My client wants to end a damages-based agreement. Are they liable for costs?
I'm acting under a damages-based agreement. The client wishes to end the retainer and believes they are not liable to pay costs. A clause in the agreement states that the client is liable to pay the costs and expenses incurred up to the date of termination. Is the client correct?
How do I bring a claim where probate or letters of administration have not been granted?
I’m acting for a local authority bringing a claim for unpaid council tax against a deceased person’s estate. They did not leave a will and no family member intends to apply for letters of administration. How do I proceed?
I act for a client who has made no payment on account of costs. Can I terminate the retainer?
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?