Be a Lawyer, Not a Lender – Best Practices for Getting Paid (Webinar Repeat) 

May 4, 2020
Webinar Repeat Online

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Air Date: This is the archived version of a program presented on May 4, 2020.

Andrew Morrison, Shields Harney
Greg T. Palm, Hamilton Duncan

Format: Webinar Recording
CPD Hours: 2 Hours of Approved Continuing Professional Development in BC
Viewing of this recording will provide you with 2 hours of the ethics, professional responsibility and practice management component for your Law Society of BC reporting.

Andrew Morrison and Greg Palm give an insightful and timely discussion about techniques you can implement to ensure you get paid for your work.
  1. The importance of documenting retainer terms and key terms to include
  2. Common and creative ways of securing fees in advance
  3. Communication and billing habits that minimize disputes and ensure clients are happy and lawyers are paid
  4. Dealing with fee disputes before turning to litigation or other remedies
  5. The Legal Profession Act review process and litigating to collect on a bill
  6. Protecting the entitlement to be paid when the relationship is at an end


About Andrew Morrison
Andrew has a varied commercial litigation practice.  He often represents lawyers to collect fees they are owed and clients to contest fees charged by their lawyer.  He has conducted numerous fee reviews for both lawyers and clients.

About Greg T. Palm
Greg is a partner at Hamilton Duncan and the leader of that firm’s civil and commercial litigation practice group.  While he maintains a diverse practice, a significant portion of his work is dedicated to disputes between lawyers and their clients over the value of legal work and related matters. Greg is also a well-recognized author in the area, having written the “Lawyers’ Remuneration” chapter in CLEBC’s Annual Review of Law and Practice since 2007, having been the contributing author to the “Remuneration” chapter in LexisNexis’s Canadian Legal Practice and continuing to serve as an author and editorial board member for CLEBC’s Practice Before the Registrar.  He has also chaired and presented on matters relating to lawyers’ fees at CLEBC’s course on costs in 2012, 20015 and 2020 and has presented on similar topics at various other seminars.


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