How To Stop Fee Disputes Before They Start

Law360, New York (July 29, 2010, 6:42 PM EDT) -- A law firm that fires off a suit seeking to force a client to pay an outstanding bill will likely find itself facing claims of legal malpractice. But firms can take steps to make sure they — and their clients — never reach this point of no return, according to legal experts.

Here are a few ways law firms can prevent fee disputes with clients from arising in the first place.

Draft a clear engagement agreement

Fee disagreements can often come up over the scope of...
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