Private client charging after a grant of advice and assistance has ended: what you must do

If your client wishes you to do further work for them, and advice and assistance has ended, they are free to discuss whether to become a privately paying client. However, to become such a client:

  • They must consent to becoming a privately paying client
  • Advice and assistance must have ended
  • Work done under advice and assistance can only be charged at advice and assistance rates within the limit of authorised expenditure
  • You must tell your client the arrangements for payment

    You cannot give your client advice privately while the grant of advice and assistance is continuing.

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