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Attorneys-Creation of Relationship Cases Summarized

This page within Virginia Tort Case Law is a compilation of cases reported by the Virginia Supreme Court and summarized by Brien Roche dealing with the topic of Attorneys-Creation of Relationship and the related topic of professional liability.For more information on the attorney client relationship see the page on Wikipedia 

Attorneys-Creation of Relationship: Cases

1998 M.N.C. Credit Corp. v. Sickels, 255 Va. 314, 497 S.E.2d 331.

Legal malpractice claim is not assignable.

1994 Carstensen v. Chrisland Corp., 247 Va. 433, 442 S.E.2d 660.

Attorneys-Creation of Relationship.Plaintiff sued title insurance company alleging that they served as settlement attorney in real estate transaction. In this case no indication that plaintiff asked title company to be their attorney nor is there any indication that title company agreed to act as their attorney, and as such no such relationship was created.

1951 Glenn v. Haynes, 192 Va. 574, 66 S.E.2d 509.

Contract of employment of attorney may be made by parole and it is often largely implied from acts of parties. Relation is not dependent on payment of fees.

1951 Nicholson v. Shockey, 192 Va. 270, 64 S.E.2d 813.

Attorney/client relationship found to exist between mother and son. It is sufficient that advice of attorney is sought and received even if there is no compensation.

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Attorneys-Creation of Relationship Cases Summarized

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