|Source:||All England Reporter|
|Publisher Citation:|| 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.