Solicitors may not sue for their costs unless the bill complies with the requirements of section 69 of the Solicitors Act 1974 as amended by the Legal Services Act 2007.
The bill should be signed by the solicitor or on their behalf by an employee of the solicitor authorised by them to sign.
If the bill is not signed in this way, it remains valid. However, it’s unenforceable in court proceedings.
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