CLIENT MANDATE AND FEE AGREEMENT
FULL NAME AND SURNAME:
ARE YOU THE OWNER OF THE PROPERTY? yes
IF NO, IN WHOSE NAME IS IT REGISTERED?
ARE YOU RENTING THE PROPERTY? yes
IF YES, HOW LONG?
TELEPHONE NUMBER (HOME):
NAME OF SPOUSE:
SPOUSE’S TELEPHONE NUMBER:
BANKING DETAILS: NAME OF BANK:
BRANCH AND BRANCH NUMBER:
CHEQUE, SAVINGS, TRANSMISSION:
NAME OF ACCOUNT HOLDER:
- I declare that the aforementioned information is correct and I accept liability for the payment of the fee agreed upon for professional services rendered by SIMPLEX-DLS (SDLS).
- I confirm that I recognize and understand the fee structure; I further confirm the difference between lawyers & client costs and party & party costs has been explained to me in the mandate and fee agreement and I understand it.
- I undertake to pay SDLS legal costs as per the mandate and fee agreement.
- SDLS are hereby authorized to enter into any costs negotiations and/or settlement proposals on my behalf using their own discretion.
- I choose the above residential address as my Domiciluim citandi et Executandi for the purpose of serving documents pertaining to this agreement.
- I confirm, and hereby authorize my lawyers SDLS to negotiate any settlement on my behalf and to accept any offer of settlement without obtaining my prior permission provided the settlement, in their sole discretion, is to my advantage.
- I accept that the lawyers will furnish me with regular reports relating to progress made by her in the execution of her mandate in terms hereof.
- All disputes regarding payment in terms of this mandate and agreement would be referred to the Law Society’s Assessment Committee for assessing.
CLIENT MANDATE AND FEE AGREEMENTI, the undersigned
FULL NAME AND ADDRESS:
Do hereby nominate and appoint the directors/partners of SDLS with power of substitution (hereafter called “the Lawyers”) to render professional legal services to me, which shall include the right to prosecute or defend proceedings in any competent court and on my behalf to take all necessary steps in connection with
(GIVE A SHORT DESCRIPTION OF THE SERVICES REQUIRED)
To assist in
I confirm that:-
1.1the lawyers are entitled to charge fees on the lawyers and own client scale for services rendered in terms hereof and that I undertake and agree to pay the lawyers’ fees as set out in this agreement;
1.2the fees on a lawyer and own client scale will be calculated on a time basis in terms of an agreed hourly tariff or a set fee for specific work done;
1.3the fees shall be on a contingency basis wherein they shall collect 25% (twenty-five percent) of the gross amount in each matter.
1.4.I accept that I shall be liable to pay the lawyers at a rate of R1200.00/hour if I intentionally withhold vital information or I provide false information which would be to the detriment of this case.
I confirm that:-
2.1 disbursements will of reasonably have to be incurred, and that I accept responsibility to pay such disbursements to the lawyers on demand;
2.2I shall personally be responsible to pay in full all disbursement incurred by the lawyers in respect of the fees of service providers such as advocates, experts and assessors who the lawyers will be entitled to appoint in her sole discretion when she deems it necessary, as principal viz a viz such service providers;
2.3disbursements in respect of travelling costs by motor vehicle will be recovered at the rate of R4.50 per kilometre (VAT EXCLUDED)
2.4the costs of making Photostat copies will be recovered at the rate of R1.75 per page (VAT EXCLUDED)
2.5all other disbursements shall be recovered on the basis of the actual amount thereof and/ or the following basis:
2.6A once-off administration fee of R…….. is payable upon the acceptance of instructions by SDSL. A deposit can be made in the following account; SIMPLEX-DLS (PTY) LTD
BANK: FIRST NATIONAL BANK
I understand that: -
3.1the lawyers are entitled to render me interim accounts in respect of fees and disbursements and that at the conclusion of the matter he will render me a final account.
3.2all disbursements reflected in the account will, so far as possible, be accompanied by supporting documentation, and that in respect of fees, the lawyers will set out in a short cryptic description of the work done by her together with the total of hours spent in the execution thereof.
3.3should I require the lawyers to furnish me with a detailed specified account in respect of services rendered by her, and in the event of the total of such detailed specified account being higher than the total of the account as set out in paragraph 4.2 above, I accept responsibility to:
3.3.1pay such higher account; and
3.3.2 pay the costs incurred in the preparation and drafting of such specified detailed account which may include the costs of a cost consultant.
3.4if I do not object in writing to the account, or request a specified detailed account, within 30 (thirty) days of receipt of the account from the lawyers, I will be deemed to have waived any right which I may have in respect thereof and that I will also then be deemed who have accepted the lawyers’ account as fair and reasonable.
4.1I reserve to myself the right to withdraw from this undertaking and to terminate the mandate given in terms hereof by giving the lawyers written notice of such withdrawal and termination within 7 (seven) days from date of signature hereof.
4.2I accept that the lawyers, in the event of such withdrawal, will be entitled to payment of the fees and disbursements incurred by her in respect of services reasonably rendered during the period prior to the withdrawal of this mandate, which fees and disbursements shall be levied on the lawyers and own client basis set out herein.
4.3I confirm that should I not be able to pay any such fees or disbursements, the lawyers shall be entitled to retain the documents referred to in paragraph 3.2 above until such fees and disbursements have been paid.
I accept that the lawyers will furnish me with regular reports relating to progress made by her in the execution of her mandate in terms hereof.
In the event of the client having a dispute regarding the fees, he/she would be entitled to waiver the right for taxation and the bill will be assessed by the Law Society.
Any amendments hereto or any additional agreements hereto must be reduced to writing.
DATED AND SIGNED AT ON THIS DAY OF 2020.
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