Invoicing clients by email

My client has asked me to send bills to him by email. Can I do this?

Yes, s69(2C) Solicitors Act 1974 (as amended by the Legal Services Act 2007) provides that a bill is properly delivered if it is delivered through an electronic communications network and the client has indicated his willingness to accept delivery of a bill in the form and manner used.

The bill should be signed either by the solicitor or on his behalf by an employee authorised by the solicitor to sign the bill. The bill can be signed with an electronic signature.

Disclaimer: While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information in this article, it does not constitute legal advice and cannot be relied upon as such. The Law Society does not accept any responsibility for liabilities arising as a result of reliance upon the information given.

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