Alice sued Bob and won.
Bob filed an appeal and a motion/application for a stay of the payment he now owed to Alice pending the appeal.
The stay was declined. Alice's lawyer demanded payment into his trust account, and Bob paid. The lawyer then paid out to Alice.
However, Bob then won the appeal, and now Alice owes back to Bob.
Question: Was the Alice's lawyer under any obligation to hold the money in his trust account pending the appeal to avoid the need for Bob to claw the money back from Alice?
My understanding has been that Alice's lawyer owes no duty to Bob. He owes duties to Alice. He collects money from Bob for Alice, and can pay out to her right away. And if later Bob wins the appeal, it will be Bob's headache to claw the money back from Alice.
It would be nice if I was wrong, but citations would be nice too. Is it indeed so that if an account is a lawyer's trust account, anyone can trust it not just the lawyer's clients?