(Application for Leave) An agreement between solicitors and non-solicitors for the payment of a fee for introductions was illegal and unenforceable. Where however the non-solicitor provided services as part of the arrangement, a claim against the solicitors for a quantum meruit rather than in restitution would stand.
Lord Justice Simon Brown, Lord Justice Mantell
Times 29-Jul-1999,  EWCA Civ 1654
England and Wales
Appeal from – Mohammed v Alaga and Co (A Firm) ChD 2-Apr-1998
A party to an agreement to share in solicitors’ fees contrary to professional rules was unable to enforce it in any way. . .
Leave to Appeal – Mohammed v Alaga and Co (A Firm) CA 30-Jun-1999
A party appealed against a finding that an agreement as to fee sharing with a solicitors’ firm, being in breach of the Solicitors Practice Rules, was unenforceable and void.
Held: The appeal failed as to illegality, but succeeded on a quantum . .
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Legal Professions, Contract
Updated: 19 May 2022; Ref: scu.83793