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Legal Profession - Barristers and solicitors - Retention of counsel - Retainer - Duties with respect to retainer - Relationship with client

Thursday, March 30, 2017 @ 8:00 PM  

Appeal by the Meehans from the summary dismissal of their claim against their former lawyer, Cardill. The judge found that the Meehans retained Cardill only with respect to the assessment of the accounts of another former lawyer, Good, who had represented the Meehans in the settlement of their tort and accident benefits claims arising from a motor vehicle accident. She found that the Meehans had not retained Cardill in relation to any possible negligence action they might have against Good. She found that Cardill had advised...