Law Talk: Saving On Legal Fees

Law Talk
October 26, 2019 - 2:02 pm

A follow-up email from the previous week’s program about how to save on legal fees by hiring a lawyer for only a portion of your matter (it’s known formally as “Limited Scope Representation”); Another listener email about what to do when your lawyer refuses to follow your instructions ( even though you’ve paid her a good retainer) because she considers the activities you’re pursuing to be “repugnant;” Reviewing a recent case that teaches us you cannot sue someone for “harassment” (even if their conduct really is harassment); but which also lays out a roadmap for another way to get compensation for being harassed; A Superior Court decision holding that the construction of a back yard treehouse (this was in Greenwich; it was a big mama treehouse) is covered by the Home Improvement Act. It was a platform to explain the law so that homeowners know how to protect themselves from unscrupulous contractors – and how a contractor can still get paid even if he, in good faith, failed to comply with the technical points of the Home Improvement Act. In other words, something for everyone – in the LawTalk tradition.