- Remember to give your client regular progress reports
- Remember to advise your client if your hourly rates increase
- Remember to advise client in writing of any unusual work or expense: Re Blyth warning
- Most importantly, remember to update your estimates regularly ñ many files we see have no sensible estimate and no updated estimate ñ we canít emphasize too highly how often this results in client disputes and creates difficulties and losses on assessment.
We recommend every file in your office be reviewed every 6 months to check the ongoing disclosure and a checklist at the front of the file filled out.
Consequences: if disclosure isn’t complete you cannot sue on the bill, you cannot recover money until it is assessed, there may be a reduction proportional to the failure to disclose and you have to pay the costs of assessment.