Is a client entitled to an interim assessment of their solicitor's client's interim account?

Ontario, Canada


The following excerpt is from Sheeraz v. Kayani, 2009 CanLII 47571 (ON SC):

In Price v. Sonsini, [See Note 15 below] Sharpe J.A. stated: A rule that required clients to move for immediate assessment of interim accounts would force clients into the invidious position of straining, if not rupturing, the solicitor-client relationship before the retainer has ended. Clients should not be forced to choose between harming the solicitor-client relationship and foregoing the right to have an interim account assessed. [See Note 16 below] (Emphasis added)

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