Queensland Law Society

Connollys Lawyers Pty Ltd v Davis [2013] QCA 231

Connollys Lawyers Pty Ltd v Davis [2013] QCA 231
Bills of Costs – action to recover costs – where the client had retained the solicitor to two separate proceedings – where the client and solicitor signed a written costs agreement for each proceeding – where the client had difficulty in reading but signed the agreements upon the insistence of the solicitor – where after termination of the retainers the costs in both proceedings had exceeded the original estimates – where the client alleged the solicitor failed to meet obligations under Part 3.4 of the Legal Profession Act 2007 (Qld) (‘the Act’) including by failing to make adequate disclosure – consideration of the word “disclose” in s 308(1) of the Act and the phrase “unable to read” in s 314(2) of the Act – whether continuing disclosure in s 315 of the Act can be satisfied by regular invoices to the client.