How have the courts in BC dealt with disbursements to a solicitor's retainer?

British Columbia, Canada


The following excerpt is from Sagert v Cascade Law Corporation, 2020 BCSC 484 (CanLII):

The petitioner refers to two other authorities. In Ashurst v. Wilson, 2000 BCSC 901, Justice Boyle ordered delivery of the client’s file without payment of the disbursements, referring to the fact that the retainer agreement was silent as to the timing of payment of disbursements. After referring to the practice that disbursements are paid prior to delivery of the file to a new solicitor, he held as follows:

Other Questions


How have courts in BC dealt with unequal division of the family home under s. 65(1) of the Divorce Act? (British Columbia, Canada)
How have courts in BC dealt with security for costs in a registrar’s hearing? (British Columbia, Canada)
How have the courts in BC dealt with the distribution of a gift from the respondent's mother where the claimant has not contributed to the upkeep of the property? (British Columbia, Canada)
How have the courts in BC dealt with the issue of the validity of a deceased's will? (British Columbia, Canada)
How have courts dealt with the difficulty of counting the 40% of a child's time with each parent? (British Columbia, Canada)
What is the burden of proving a solicitor’s retainer? (British Columbia, Canada)
How have courts in B.C. dealt with damages for the loss of a deceased mother's housekeeping services? (British Columbia, Canada)
How have the courts dealt with an individual's addiction to painkillers? (British Columbia, Canada)
Does solicitor’s privilege apply to the contents of a solicitor's brief? (British Columbia, Canada)
Can a plaintiff obtain a copy of a solicitor’s file from the solicitor's personal information for the purposes of making a will? (British Columbia, Canada)

There are no other similar questions at this time.