Queensland Law Society

Legal Services Commissioner v Diane Marie Wright [2010] QSC 168

Legal Services Commissioner v Diane Marie Wright [2010] QSC 168

Professions and trades – lawyers – complaints and discipline – generally – where respondent solicitor refused to provide itemised bill on the basis that the party seeking the itemised bill was not a client or third party payer – where complaint lodged with Legal Services Commissioner – where Commissioner filed originating application seeking declarations that the complainant was a client of the respondent, a third party payer or otherwise entitled to apply for an assessment of the subject costs – where applicant submitted that an implied retainer arose between the complainant and respondent solicitor – whether complainant was a client of the respondent solicitor – whether complainant was a third party payer within the meaning of the LPA 2007.

(See also the review of this case in Proctor August 2010.  Also note this decision was appealed.