Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [1999] All ER (D) 705
Court: Court of Appeal, Civil Division

Lord Bingham of Cornhill CJ, Otton and Robert Walker LJJ

Representation Richard McCombe QC and Gerwyn Samuel (instructed by Jansons) for the plaintiff.
  Sir Godfray le Quesne and Howard Stevens (instructed by Alaga & Co) for the defendant.
Judgment Dates: 30 June 1999


Contract - Illegality - Enforceability of contract - Contract with firm of solicitors for payment of share of fees in consideration for introduction of clients - Alleged contract prohibited by rules having effect of subordinate legislation - Plaintiff ignorant of prohibition - Claim for sums outstanding under contract - Whether contract enforceable - Whether alternative claim in restitution available - Solicitors' Practice Rules 1990, r 7.

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