Meet Alice. She has a legal claim against Bob. She contracted Larry the lawyer to represent her in this matter and essentially run the case for her on a no win no fee percentage of damages commission basis.
Midway through the case after Larry has done some work on it and as above acquired a contractual interest in the matter, Alice decides she is either unhappy with Larry’s work and doesn’t need him any more. Either she will find someone else or she will simply take it over herself.
She therefore retracts her authorisation for Larry to continue to represent her in the matter. But Larry was expecting a portion of the damages to be recovered which would in turn partially depend on his own performance. However he has also given consideration in the form of the portion of work he has already done.
Is Alice allowed to un-appoint Larry at this point and even if she is is it a breach of contract? And what recourse does Larry have and what would the remedy look like?