Blow to novel charging arrangement
A US lawyer who was paid in oral sex has been suspended for a year.
The attorney’s client had been arrested and charged with drink driving. When she informed him she couldn’t afford his $1,000 fee estimate, he proposed an alternative fellatio-based fee arrangement. Unforeseen complications arose and he was therefore compelled to charge her twice more before the conclusion of the matter (highlighting the importance of proper costs budgeting).
“He was also found guilty of not confirming his fee to his client in writing, thereby denying the world the best ever engagement letter.”