Your initial retainer payment crystallizes the solicitor-client relationship and will likely get you to your first court date (if your matter is in litigation).
Typical first steps upon opening a new file, include but are not limited to:
- a demand letter to the opposing party (or their counsel, if represented)
- an initial reporting letter to you
- corresponding with the opposing party (or their counsel, if represented) regarding the issues relevant to your matter
- client communication
- drafting pleadings (if your matter is in litigation)