The consequences of failing to give reasonable notice of an intention to terminate your retainer

termination of retainer

Mr Justice Walker overturned a decision of Master Simons, finding on appeal that the respondent firm of solicitors had not been entitled to terminate their retainer without notice during the holiday season and just four months away from trial, and were thus unable to claim fees which it had sought having failed to carry out their “entire obligation”

GILL v HEER MANAK SOLICITORS [2018] EWHC 2881