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A PECULIAR DISPUTE WITH A SOLICITOR. At the County Court, on Friday, his Honour Sir Horation Lloyd was called upon to decide an unusual kind of case. Mr. Oldfield, coal merchant, Rhyl, sued Messrs. Gamlin and Williams, solicitors of that town, for the recovery of 8s. 9d. for half a ton of coal supplied to their office. The solicitors fought the case on principle, and set up a counter-claim for 6s. 3d. as commission on the recovery of £6 4s. 7d. on behalf of the plaintiff, and they also pleaded tender as a special de. fence. The whole case turned on the point as to whether a solicitor was entitled to charge commission for collecting a debt. The solicitors admitted that they had had the coal, and Mr. F. J. Gamliu, the senior partner, said that Mr. Oldfield called at his office, and gave instructions for a letter to be written to a company owing him f6 4s. 7d. The letter was sent, but the company paid toe money direct to the plaintiff, whereupon the solicitors, instead of charging Mr. Oldfield 6s. 8d. for attendance and advice and 3s. 6d. for writing the letter, charged him 5 per cent. on the amount recover- ed, that being the recognised rate of the dis trict. Plaintiff declined to agree to that, and refused to accept 2s. 6d. in settlement of his coal claim of 8s. 9d. Plaintiff argued that he was only entitled to pay the solicitors 3a. 6d. for writing the letter, the same as he had paid to others. He only asked for 'a lawyer's letter' to be sent to frighten the people. Mr. J. Pierce Lewis and Mr. Bromley, solici- tors practising at Rhyl, said it was the custom to charge 5 per cent. on debts over £ 2. His Honour found for Messrs. Gamlin and Williams on all points, but allowed plaintiff one attendance allowance in consequence of an adjournment.

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