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Hello my name is ***** ***** I will help you with this.
I assume the file has been assigned?
They took over all the existing files.
Ok - then they have a liability to pay. Although your contract is with the existing firm and the debt lay there, then you do not have to do any work whatsoever until your bill is paid.
If the client matter went to Court and this new firm won, they would recover your fees.As such they only have a liability to pay you if it went to Court and it was recovered.
But you dont have to do any more work until the fees are recovered.Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
Old firm. But they have a duty to try and recover your fee when the matter gets to Court
Does that clarify?