What is retainer fee and why you need to write a letter to get refund
Retainer fee is the fee you paid for your attorney who is typically a lawyer. What if you have paid fee to your lawyer who did not serve the purpose ? You may want to get a refund from your attorney. In this case, you must write a letter . Here is a sample letter format that you can send your lawyer to break up the relationship with him and make a request to refund your retainer fee.
Sample Letter format to request retainer fee refund
Date: 13th September 2017
Name of your Attorney
Full Address of attorney
Subject: Requesting to refund retainer fee
I, _________ (Your name here), became a client for you on _________ [Write the date of meeting / agreement here). I have paid retainer fee. Still now no action is taken from your end to resolve my issue, __________ (Write the exact issue here). Now I want to close this client agreement and don't require your service in this matter. I hereby request you to refund my retainer fee that I paid. You may cut down some amount for the period you were with me in assisting the legal matter. Please refund the retainer fee as early as possible.
Thanks for co-operation.
Note: This is sample letter only for getting a refund of your retainer fee with your lawyer. It depends upon the case to case and person to person. You are requested to use your best judgement before jumping into action based on what is given here. We are not responsible for any loss if it happened. Thanks for understanding!