Solicitor and Client Costs – A Survival Guide

Solicitor and Client Costs – A Survival Guide
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  • Released 6th Mar 2023
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This presentation will address the common pitfalls which arise in billing arrangements between solicitors and their clients. Issues such as statute bills and cost estimates will be addressed in detail as will the process which gives rise to an assessment of solicitor costs pursuant to the Solicitors Act 1974.

A brief mention of the concept of “informed consent” will also be made.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understanding retainers
  • Billing arrangements

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Rupert Cohen

Barrister • Landmark Chambers

Rupert has a successful property and chancery practice allied with a specialist knowledge of costs law. Rupert was appointed Junior Counsel to the Crown (Attorney General’s B Panel) in 2020 and is an ADR Accredited Mediator. Rupert is active in the field of cost litigation and is well respected for his skills regarding detailed assessments. He regularly appears before the SCCO and the Court of Appeal and is also a panel mediator for costs alternative dispute resolution. His work includes advising on the recovery of after-the-event premiums and wasted costs as well as solicitor liens and Part 36 offers.

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