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Lawyer Behaviour - Declined Offer without Telling Me?

Discussion in 'Other/General Law Forum' started by 112jgray, 12 July 2014.

  1. 112jgray

    112jgray Member

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    My lawyer declined a offer from the person I have a case against without tell me there was a offer. Can he do this without telling me?
     
  2. John R

    John R Well-Known Member

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    Hi @112jgray,
    Can you please provide some further information?
    1. What was the legal issue (e.g. personal injury law, commercial law, etc.)?
    2. Did you give your lawyer instructions to reject/managers offers below a certain amount or not meeting a set criteria?
    3. Have you asked your lawyer about why he declined the offer on your behalf? If yes, how did he respond?
     
  3. 112jgray

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    It was a civil matter. No i didnt tell him to reject offers under certain amounts.and my lawyer has not replyed to my messages.i did speak to another from the firm who rang me.he told me about the offer and told me because i declined the offer the bill is much more than it would have been if i excepted the offer.
     
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    Hi @112jgray
    If your legal bill in this civil matter is now larger than the rejected offer, were you prepared to accept the rejected offer?
     
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    I dont know the details of the offer except it was for $25.0000. If it was for one of the people involved then yes. If it was for both then no.
     
  6. John R

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    Hi @112jgray
    Perhaps you should request further details of the offer from your lawyer and if you are still concerned with their handling of the matter, attempt to provider revised instructions about how you would like the matter to be handled.
     

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