Know Your Retainer Documentation Or Pay The Price

This case highlightds the importance of familiarising yourself fully with the retainer documentation under which you are acting.

In the course of a in the SCCO Deputy Master Friston (costs judge) found that the conditional fee agreements (there were three, of which one “The Third Agreement” was relevant to the instant proceedings) were so confusing as to be almost incomprehensible.

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The curse of the defective retainer

Court of Appeal addresses arguments relating to defective, co-existing and implied retainers, as well as deed of rectifications relating to conditional fee agreements.