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BARRISTERS AND SOLICITORS - Compensation - Taxation or assessment of accounts

Thursday, August 03, 2017 @ 8:38 AM  

Appeal by a law firm, Basman Smith LLP, from an order setting aside a report and certificate of assessment. In 2014, the respondent client, Lala, initiated an assessment of the law firm's account. The client failed to provide materials in advance of pre-hearing mediation, and canceled the mediation the day prior to its scheduled date. Several unsuccessful attempts by the assessment office and the law firm were made to contact the client to schedule the assessment hearing. A hearing was set for March 2016. The client...