Client Communication: Practice Rules

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Solicitors (Scotland) (Client Communication) Practice Rules 2005 made it mandatory from the 1st of August 2005 for all solicitors to issue an engagement letter. These rules are now stated in Rule B4 within the Law Society of Scotland Practice Rules 2011 (hereafter, rule B4). Rule B4 provides that upon receiving instructions from a new client, it is mandatory a solicitor to issue the client with an engagement letter at the earliest practicable opportunity. The rule states that this engagement letter effectively forms a contract between the solicitor and the client and the terms of the letter set to govern the solicitor-client relationship.
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