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BARRISTERS AND SOLICITORS - Compensation - Contingency agreements

Monday, June 18, 2018 @ 8:45 AM  

Appeal by law firm from finding that Results Achieved Fee was a contingency fee. The respondent retained the appellant law firm to represent him in family law litigation primarily concerning custody of his daughter. The respondent signed a retainer agreement outlining hourly rates, daily fees for court appearances and an automatic yearly increase of 15 per cent with respect to those fees. It also provided for an increase in fees if a positive result was achieved. After the respondent's retainer was depleted, he signed a direction...