Costs - solicitor's retainer on 'no win, no fee' basis - meaning of 'win' - solicitor not entitled to recover excess of costs over amount paid on settlement - no consideration for variation of oral retainer.

Jackson, Sheryl (2002) Costs - solicitor's retainer on 'no win, no fee' basis - meaning of 'win' - solicitor not entitled to recover excess of costs over amount paid on settlement - no consideration for variation of oral retainer. Proctor, 22(8), p. 29.

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Abstract

In Baker Johnson Lawyers v Jorgensen [2002] QDC 205 McGill DCJ considered the meaning of a 'no win, no fee' retainer and concluded that, in the absence of qualification by agreement, solicitors retained on that basis were not entitled to recover costs exceeding the amount of any judgment or settlement.

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ID Code: 72684
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: solicitor's retainer on 'no win no fee' basis , meaning of 'win', whether entitlement to recover excess of costs over settlement amount
ISSN: 1321-8794
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100) > Litigation Adjudication and Dispute Resolution (180123)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Schools > School of Law
Deposited On: 10 Jun 2014 22:43
Last Modified: 10 Jun 2014 22:43

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