Contingency fee agreements for unknown beneficiaries, the risks to Personal Representatives and how it can and has gone wrong

Title ResearchBy Legal Futures’ Associate Title Research

When dealing with an intestacy matter, has your client ever opted to preference a contingency fee agreement for unknown beneficiaries? On the face of it, it’s a persuasive option – protect the amount due to those beneficiaries already known by avoiding direct research costs that won’t be deducted from the estate. So, who pays?

Title Research’s latest blog post discusses everything you need to know about contingency fee arrangements. It includes real-life examples of how Personal Representatives have been affected as well as the other risks that may appear.

Click here to read the informative blog post.


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