Legal Profession Act
(CHAPTER 161, Section 108)
Legal Profession (Solicitors’ Remuneration) Order
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G.N. No. S 40/2003

(31st December 2004)
[1st February 2003]
1.  This Order may be cited as the Legal Profession (Solicitors’ Remuneration) Order.
Non-contentious business
2.  The remuneration of a solicitor in respect of business other than contentious business shall be such sum as is fair and reasonable having regard to all the circumstances of the case, and in particular the following circumstances:
(a)the importance of the matter to the client;
(b)the skill, labour, specialised knowledge and responsibility involved on the part of the solicitor;
(c)the complexity of the matter and the difficulty or novelty of the question raised;
(d)where money or property is involved, the amount or value thereof;
(e)the time expended by the solicitor;
(f)the number and importance of the documents prepared or perused, without regard to length; and
(g)the place where, and the circumstances under which, the services or business or any part thereof are rendered or transacted.
Additional remuneration for special exertion
3.  In respect of any business which is required to be, and is, by special exertion, carried through in an exceptionally short space of time, a solicitor may charge additional remuneration for the special exertion according to the circumstances.
Solicitor may accept security for amount due to him from client
4.  A solicitor may accept from his client, and a client may give to his solicitor, security for the amount to become due to the solicitor for business to be transacted by him and for interest on such amount, but so that interest is not to commence till the amount due is ascertained either by agreement or by taxation.
5.—(1)  A solicitor may charge interest, at the same rate as a judgment debt, on his disbursements and costs from the expiration of one month from the solicitor’s demand for payment from the client.
(2)  In cases where the disbursements and costs are payable by any infant or out of a fund not presently available, the demand under sub-paragraph (1) may be made on the parent, guardian, trustee or other person liable.