Please view below our terms and conditions, these are subject to change
Our utmost objective is to provide legal services with utmost efficiency and cost-effectiveness. Upon engaging us, we will duly furnish you with a meticulous estimate of potential legal costs as outlined in the formal engagement. It is important to note that in matters involving disputes, it is strictly prohibited for a solicitor to calculate fees or charges based on a percentage or proportion of any award or settlement.
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Our Terms and Conditions
Abbott Solicitors LLP (Abbott) is a distinguished consultancy firm offering expert guidance on the implementation of legal principles.The present document delineates our comprehensive standard provisions for service delivery. Nonetheless, the specific terms governing each individual engagement shall be promptly furnished to you, our esteemed client, in a separate written form.
In order to ensure clarity and avert any potential misinterpretations in the future, it is imperative that you familiarise yourself with the forthcoming information and grasp the nature of our services. We kindly request that you attentively peruse the subsequent terms and conditions. Our team remains at your disposal to address any inquiries you may have.
We are committed to engaging in thorough discussions regarding your expectations and providing an assessment of their feasibility. Our utmost priority lies in ensuring that you maintain a comprehensive understanding of the ongoing progress related to your case. To minimise any potential confusion or distress on your part, Abbott will furnish you with general information and elucidate relevant procedures throughout the course of your matter.
To facilitate our collaborative efforts, we kindly request your cooperation in providing unambiguous instructions, accurately disclosing all pertinent facts pertinent to your case (as we rely on the information and facts you furnish us with), promptly notifying us of any developments pertaining to the matter, informing us of any crucial time constraints that warrant attention, responding expeditiously to our inquiries or requests for information, making yourself available for meetings or proceedings, and notifying us in advance of any periods during which you may be unavailable.
Out of-scope services
In the event that you seek to engage Abbott for an additional matter, a distinct engagement letter will be provided to you. This letter will delineate revised expectations, fees, and the terms of service specific to that particular engagement.
Customer Due Diligence (CDD)
In order to comply with legal obligations pertaining to anti-money laundering measures, you are required to furnish us with specific information necessary for identity verification and the conduction of requisite checks. This information comprises identification and verification documentation for individuals. Failure to provide such information will result in our inability to furnish you with legal services.
In accordance with anti-money laundering regulations, Abbott is obligated to ascertain your identity and the origin of your assets prior to accepting your matter. If we become cognizant of or suspect that said assets originate from illegal sources, we are obliged to report this information to the Gardaí (Irish police) and the Revenue Commissioners (Irish tax authorities) without prior notification, except in limited circumstances. Should the need to report illegal assets arise, Abbott will promptly cease acting on your behalf.
Third Party costs
Prior to executing any payments on your behalf, it is imperative that we receive cleared funds. Payments must be made to us through direct transfer. If payment is submitted by cheque, it must reach our possession no later than seven working days prior to the intended payout.
To the extent feasible, we shall refrain from engaging the services of a barrister, expert witness, or other service provider for your case without first ascertaining their anticipated charges or fee structure. We are committed to furnishing you with this information concerning their charges and will proceed only upon obtaining your explicit approval.
Considering the inherent nature of the work at hand, it is incumbent upon you to recognize that providing a precise timescale or definitive completion date for your matter may not always be feasible. Our unwavering objective is to handle all aspects with utmost diligence and expeditiousness. However, it is imperative to comprehend that the expeditious completion of work is often contingent upon the promptness of responses from you and other involved parties.
In the event that you decide to withdraw from or discontinue your case after its commencement, it is important to note that you may bear responsibility for both our costs and the reasonable legal costs incurred by the opposing party/parties in the defence or prosecution of the case up until the point of withdrawal or discontinuance.
It is important to note that you may be liable for the legal costs incurred on your behalf. Furthermore, you may be required to cover the costs of one or more other parties involved in your case, either as directed by the court or as agreed upon in a settlement.
It is of utmost importance that you provide us with precise and accurate instructions from the inception of our engagement and promptly update us with any new information as your matter unfolds. Our commitment is to diligently execute the agreed-upon instructions while maintaining the utmost confidentiality and fostering a harmonious working relationship.
Upon receiving your instructions, we will thoroughly elucidate the legal options available to you. Should any aspect elude your comprehension, we encourage you to promptly communicate your inquiries, enabling us to address them promptly and efficiently. Subsequently, we will collaboratively determine the appropriate course of action to be undertaken.
Instructions may be conveyed to us orally or in writing, although occasional requests for written confirmation of instructions may arise. Our primary mode of communication will be via email. It is crucial to acknowledge that while email serves as a means of communication, it is not entirely secure. We retain the right to monitor and retain email exchanges for legitimate business purposes and in adherence to lawful obligations. In urgent situations, we strongly recommend direct communication via telephone to ensure timely attention, as the immediate review of emails cannot be guaranteed.
Your compliance in providing instructions when necessary is essential, as our progress hinges upon this cooperative effort. Failure to do so may impede our ability to proceed and can potentially influence the outcome of your matter. In certain circumstances, it may regrettably necessitate the cessation of our representation.
By providing us with instructions, it is understood that you grant us the authority to undertake various actions on your behalf, including engaging in representations to third parties.
Abbott acts as the controller of the data we collect from you for the purpose of providing the requested legal services. We take reasonable measures to ensure the security and privacy of all information and, when appropriate, enter into contracts with any third-party processors to safeguard the privacy of any personal data processed by us.
We may disclose your personal data to third-party recipients acting on your or our behalf for the purposes of providing legal advice and business services to you, as well as for providing information that we believe may be of interest to you.We will retain your personal data for as long as reasonably necessary to provide you with legal advice and business services.
Appropriate technical security measures are employed to help protect your personal data against loss and unauthorised access by third parties.
Except for the information required to identify you as part of our client due diligence process and provide details regarding your legal matter, you are not under any statutory or contractual obligation to provide us with personal data. However, certain information must be provided to us to enable the provision of our legal services. We will inform you of any such required information. Failure to provide this information may impact our ability to provide our legal services to you.
If you are dissatisfied with the way we handle your personal data, or if you believe we have not properly facilitated your rights or fulfilled our obligations under applicable data protection laws, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the Data Protection Commission by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Upon receipt of payment for our services and upon fulfilling all our obligations as promised, you are entitled to retrieve your original file. However, Abbott retains the right to make copies of the file in order to comply with solicitors’ regulations. Typically, we retain a client’s file for a minimum period of six years, after which it is securely destroyed.
Should you require your file or specific information from it, Abbott will arrange to send it to you. Please note that a fee will be charged for this service, based on the prevailing rates at the time of your request.
We primarily utilise electronic filing for the majority of our files, and by engaging our services, you agree to have your records and correspondence stored in this format.
According to the law, Abbott is permitted to retain a client’s file as security for any outstanding costs until payment for our services has been received. We will promptly provide you with our bill of costs for your reference.
Abbott endeavours to achieve a favourable outcome for all instructions undertaken on your behalf. However, in the event that you choose to transfer your representation to another solicitor’s firm, it is important to note that payment will be required for any work completed up until that juncture.
The information provided on this website or anywhere else published by Abbott serves solely as general information and should not be construed as legal or other professional advice.
For specific legal advice, it is recommended to seek counsel regarding any particular matter. The information presented on this website is subject to change without prior notice. Abbott assumes no liability for any actions taken in reliance on the information provided on this site or any preliminary evaluation.
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