General retainer 2019

The following Practice Compliance precedent provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • General retainer 2019

General retainer 2019

[Letterhead]

Dear [insert client’s name]

Re [insert summary of the scope of services covered by the general retainer]

This general retainer letter and the attached Terms of Business explain the basis on which we will be acting for you in connection with [insert summary of the scope of services covered by the general retainer]. A detailed scope of the services covered by this general retainer is set out at section 1 below.

Together, the general retainer letter and attached Terms of Business form the contract between us. This is not a [Non-contentious OR Contentious] business agreement within the terms of the Solicitors Act 1974.

Please contact me if you have any difficulty understanding this letter or other information we may provide, eg if you require information to be provided in larger text, another format or a different language.

    1. 1

      Scope of services and limitations

      This general retainer applies to [insert a detailed description of the scope of services covered by the general retainer] (the ‘Services’).

      We will provide the Services with reasonable care and skill. However, the nature of many types of legal work means that it is not possible to guarantee a particular outcome.

      Our Terms of Business sets out general limitations on the scope of the Services. [In addition to these general limitations, [insert any specific limitation on the scope of services that you will provide under this general

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