TITLE

There would appear to be no definitive rule governing a solicitor's duty towards their client

AUTHOR(S)
Fox, Mickaela
PUB. DATE
July 2005
SOURCE
Lawyer;7/4/2005, Vol. 19 Issue 26, p16
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses a court case that highlights the importance of professionally knowing their client, understanding the client's objective and explaining their role in achieving that objective. Those factors will define the professional's duty and identify where the risk areas lie. Professionals are supposed to protect themselves by agreeing with the client at a face-to-face meeting what work will be undertaken and then committing that agreement to writing. As far as identifying that elusive animal, the obvious risk, what the recent authorities demonstrate is that each case will be determined on its own facts: what was documented, what the professional knew, the nature of the transaction and the particular characteristics of the client.
ACCESSION #
17605500

 

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