Is a fee estimate binding or binding?

British Columbia, Canada

The following excerpt is from Barker v. Daum, 2015 BCSC 1316 (CanLII):

A fee estimate is not something written in sand which can be washed away by the shifting tides of litigation: Mura v. Archer Daniels Midland Company et al., 2003 BCSC 1164 at para. 8. Depending on the circumstances, a fee estimate can become binding.

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