ST: On phone with lawyer? That will go into bill

9 September 2019

The issue on legal fees recently became a talking point when a complaint of alleged overcharging of legal fees against a Senior Counsel was dismissed by a disciplinary tribunal.

In this article, Suang clarifies that even if a bill of costs has been significantly taxed down, this “does not necessarily mean the lawyer is guilty of overcharging that is punishable under our legal professional rules.”

“There have been cases where costs were taxed down to half or even less, and such costs were still found not to be overcharging amounting to misconduct.”



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