7. Communication of advice
- A solicitor must provide clear and timely advice to assist a client to understand relevant legal issues and to make informed choices about action to be taken during the course of a matter, consistent with the terms of the engagement.
- A solicitor must inform the client or the instructing solicitor about the alternatives to fully contested adjudication of the case which are reasonably available to the client, unless the solicitor believes on reasonable grounds that the client already has such an understanding of those alternatives as to permit the client to make decisions about the client’s best interests in relation to the litigation.
This Guidance Statement addresses the obligation to make ongoing costs disclosure as required by s 315 of the Legal Profession Act 2007 (the Act). *Revised 25 July 2017
This Guidance Statement is concerned specifically with ‘limited scope representation' in the dispute resolution context.