An essential guide to the law relating to solicitors. This expert book covers all the main areas of concern to practising solicitors, whether in a sole practice or a large law firm. These range from serious issues of concern such as negligence and the solicitors' compensation fund, to every-day practical matters such as costs and fees. Written in a practical and straightforward style, this book should prove to be of great benefit to all solicitors. Covers the following: Rights and Privileges of Solicitors; Obtaining Instructions; The Contract of Retainer; The Solicitor/Client Agency Relationship; Matters Arising on a Retainer; Conflicts of Interest; Solicitors' Undertakings; Costs and Taxation; Solicitors' Liens; Liabilities of a Solicitor to a Client; Negligence; Professional Indemnity Insurance; The Solicitors' Compensation Fund; Solicitors' Accounts; Practice Structures; Partnership Matters; Competition and Restraint of Trade; Cross-Border Movement of Legal Staff; Practising Certificates; Solicitors' Conduct and Discipline; Unqualified Persons.
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Patrick O'Callaghan is a qualified barrister
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