The following Family practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:
A matter will be privately funded where:
the client has agreed to pay their costs from their own resources, and
their obligation to pay is not conditional on a certain event occurring, eg winning their case
See Practice Note: Funding—charging for family law services as to the different ways in which privately funded cases may be approached.
From 25 November 2019, the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) Standards and Regulations 2019 are in force, replacing the SRA Handbook and Code of Conduct 2011. Mandatory outcomes and non-mandatory indicative behaviours are replaced with a more principles-based regulatory scheme.
The key requirements of the SRA Standards and Regulations 2019 include the SRA:
Code of Conduct for Solicitors, registered European lawyers (RELs) and registered foreign lawyers (RFLs) (SRA Code of Conduct for Solicitors) 2019
Code of Conduct for Firms 2019
Accounts Rules 2019, and
For further guidance, see Practice Note: The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) regime 2019 for family lawyers.
One of the most common causes of complaints by clients arises from a lack of clarity around costs. Being clear on costs at the outset in a client care letter, and as the matter progresses, can help prevent this. Practitioners should ensure that clients receive the best possible information about how their matter will be priced and, both at the time of engagement and when appropriate as their matter
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