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Parkinson Wright LLP Interest Policy

Interest will be paid when we hold money in our client account and when we believe it is fair and reasonable to do so.

We are not required to pay interest:

  • On money held for the payment of professional disbursements, once counsel etc. has requested a delay in settlement.
  • On money held for the Legal Services Commission.
  • On an advance from us into our general client account to fund a payment on behalf of the client in excess of the funds already held for the client.
  • If there is an agreement to contract out of the provisions of rule.

The amount paid will be a fair and reasonable sum calculated over the whole period for which money is held.

We will take into account the amount held, the length of time for which cleared funds were held, the need for instant access, the rate of interest payable on an instant access account at the Bank of Scotland.

Interest will only be paid if the interest calculated is above £20.

Interest will be calculated and paid once the matter has been concluded.

We will review the interest rates quarterly and also whenever the Bank of England changes its Bank Base Rate.

All client money whether general client funds or designated deposit funds, will be held on instant access terms unless otherwise instructed.

In accordance with the Law Society guidance, if the bank in which we hold funds should fail we reserve the right to disclose to the FSCS the names and other details of clients whose money is held there in order for those clients to claim compensation up to the applicable limit, currently £75,000.

We will not be liable for any loss suffered as a result of any act, omission, fraud, delay, negligence, insolvency, or default of any bank, financial institution, clearing or payments system nor that of the directors, officers, employees, agents or representatives of any of the foregoing.

This policy will be reviewed from time to time to ensure the over-riding objectives are met.