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.
What should I do if I receive a letter of complaint from someone who is not a client?
I acted for the seller in a conveyancing matter where the buyer was unrepresented. I have just received a letter of complaint from the buyer who wants my firm to pay him compensation for the delayed completion. What should I do?
My client has not paid their pre-certificate fees. Can I exercise a lien over the file?
My client agreed to pay privately. I carried out some work before a change in their financial status made them eligible for legal aid. They have not paid their bill and want to instruct another firm. Can I exercise a lien over the file?
Is a grant of letters of administration needed if a client died intestate before a bankruptcy hearing?
My client was served a bankruptcy petition shortly before admission to hospital for major surgery. They died intestate before the hearing. Does their son need a grant of letters of administration to defend the proceedings?