What are solicitor-and-client costs for retention of a solicitor?

British Columbia, Canada

The following excerpt is from Royal Trust Corp. of Can. v. Clarke, 1989 CanLII 2692 (BC CA):

In Can. Permanent v. Stewart, supra, the majority were careful to distinguish between solicitor-and-client costs that were payable by another party as a result of a court order and solicitor-and-client costs arising out of the retention by the client of the solicitor. Nothing said there qualifies the view I have expressed.

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