519. Counsel's fees.

A solicitor cannot pledge his client's credit to counsel, instructed on the client's behalf; counsel has, therefore, no right of proof for his fees, whether for litigious or non-litigious work, against the client's estate, even if the client has not paid them to the solicitor1. If the solicitor has received the fees and, not having paid them, becomes bankrupt, counsel would not, it seems, be entitled to prove for them