Q and As
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?
What’s the procedure for executing a deed of transfer?
I’m acting for a couple in the sale of a property. Both clients signed the transfer in the same attestation clause. Their signatures were witnessed. HM Land Registry returned the transfer saying a separate attestation for each client is needed. What’s the correct procedure?
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 specialise in criminal litigation. Can I refuse some Legal Aid Agency cases?
I specialise in privately and publicly funded criminal litigation. Some LAA cases are uneconomic and may undermine my firm’s financial viability. I’m on the duty rota scheme and don’t want to give up publicly funded litigation. Can I refuse some LAA cases?