Lawyers cannot charge excessive fees – SC
Lawyers cannot charge excessive fees from their clients because “lawyering is not a money-making venture and lawyers are not merchants.”
(MANILA BULLETIN)“The returns it (law advocacy) births are simple rewards for a job done or service rendered,” it said.“It is a calling that, unlike mercantile pursuits which enjoy a greater deal of freedom from government interference, is impressed with a public interest, for which it is subject to State regulation,” it added quoting from its 2006 decision.
The SC resolution granted the petition of the Metropolitan General Hospital Employees Association (MGHEA) which pleaded for the reversal of a Court of Appeals (CA) ruling that, in effect, allowed Atty. Gennodin V. Nilong to collect additional fees as union’s lawyer.
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Sana kausapin din nila ang mga doktor. lawyering is not a money-making venture.... 🤣🤣🤣