What must happen to payments received after the solicitor has already accounted to the client (e.g. by way of a refund)?
What about ongoing retainers?
They must be returned to the client promptly (Rule 15(3))
This rule does not apply to ongoing retainers, e.g. when, during the course of a retainer, the specific purpose for whichparticular funds were paid no longer exists, for example, the need to instruct counsel or a medical expert. The solicitor must act in the best interests of the client and may need to take instructions (Rule 15 note xi)