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.


Times 02-Apr-1998, Gazette 29-Apr-1998


Solicitors Practice Rules 1990 (Law Society 1991)


England and Wales


CitedSwain v The Law Society HL 1983
The Solicitors’ Practice Rules had the force of a statute, being rules made by the Council of the Law Society with parliamentary sanction for the protection of that section of the public who might be in need of legal advice, assistance or oversight. . .

Cited by:

Appeal fromMohammed v Alaga and Co (A Firm) CA 2-Nov-1998
(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 . .
Appeal FromMohammed 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 . .
CitedPatel v Mirza SC 20-Jul-2016
The claimant advanced funds to the respondent for him to invest in a bank of which the claimant had insider knowledge. In fact the defendant did not invest the funds, the knowledge was incorrect. The defendant however did not return the sums . .
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Legal Professions, Contract

Updated: 29 April 2022; Ref: scu.83786