Re: unpaid fees
- From: "Troy Steadman" <troysteadman@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: 30 Mar 2006 11:11:04 -0800
I have to admit I originally posted on the "legal" forum, but as an
afterthought I though that the answer may be here if anyone has experienced
the same problem.The fees are for interim accounts and financial reports
outside of my clients normal instruction to me e.g projected loss of
My original posting as follows :
I am the proprietor of a small Accountancy practice, and received
instruction from an established Solicitors requesting information of my
clients, and asking for interim accounts to be prepared to support a claim
for loss of earnings.
This work was undertaken and forwarded with details of my fees.
Despite 2 reminders and 3 previous telephone calls, the last advising
payment would be made, payment has still not been forthcoming,
Having contacted them again to day I have been advised that my fees will be
settled with the claim is settled.
This may be common place within the legal field but I have completed my
instruction from them and expect payment from them.
The;letter of instruction quotes " We can confirm that within our Costs
Schedule you will be able to include any reasonable fee for presenting
XXXXXXXXX claim for loss of earnings and we await any invoice in due course.
In my mind this does not state that I would need to await the outcome of the
case as I have undertaken the instruction in full.
Before I put this in the hands of my Solicitor, I would appreciate any views
on whether I am spending good money chasing bad money "
Quite complex and instructions arrived at the wrong time, i.e. mid January.
Was I misled or is this normal practice ?
Should I simply ignore "the cheque will be posted today" response ?
Is it worth me taking legal action ( if its appropriate ) ?
Or do I simply write it off ?
The amount involved in less than £1000
It would be impossible for you to provide any of this information
unless you were "instructed" by your own client. Surely it is he who
owes you your fees.
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