Sears Tooth Agreement (Deed of Assignment to Secure Legal Costs)

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  • Sears Tooth Agreement (Deed of Assignment to Secure Legal Costs)

Sears Tooth Agreement (Deed of Assignment to Secure Legal Costs)

This Deed is made the [insert date and month] 20[insert year]

Parties

  1. 1

    [Insert client's full name] of [insert client’s full address] (‘the Client'), and

  1. 2

    [Insert the [Members OR Partners]] at the date of this Deed of the firm of Solicitors practising as [insert name and address of law firm] (‘the Assignee’)

Whereas:

    1. (A)

      In proceedings in the [insert name of court] Court under matter number [insert matter number] (the Proceedings) in which the Client is the [Petitioner OR Respondent] in the main suit and the [Applicant OR Respondent] in the Financial Remedy proceedings and [his OR her] spouse [insert name of spouse] (‘[insert title and surname of spouse]’) is the [Petitioner OR Respondent] in the main suit and the [Applicant OR Respondent] in the Financial Remedy proceedings, the Client seeks:

      1. (i)

        financial provision, as defined at clause 1 below, be made to [him OR her] by [insert name of spouse] (‘Financial Provision’); and

      1. (ii)

        orders that [his OR her] legal costs be paid by [insert name of spouse] (‘Cost Orders’).

    1. (B)

      The Client has agreed to assign [him OR her] right, interest, benefit and advantage in the Financial Provision and Cost Orders in the Proceedings to the Assignee as set out in this Deed.

    1. (C)

      The Client has [been given the opportunity of taking OR taken] independent legal advice

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