Rules do not require a cost/benefit analysis.
required to give a indication of likely overall costs if you win and an overall
likely cost if you lose. He is obliged to give an hourly charging rate for each
class of fee earner and member of staff and also to give an indication of the
extent of the work which will be undertaken.
solicitor was not drag you into pointless litigation (even if you ask) and
complaints about this, should be firstly made to the firm's Complaints Partner
and if that fails to resolve the issue, it should be made to the Legal
Complaints Service at the Solicitors Regulation Authority.
I do know of
cases where solicitors have been castigated for not telling the clients in
strong enough terms that their case had a limited chance of success and that
litigation was pointless.
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