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client

a BUYER of a professional SERVICE.

client

The person to whom an agent owes duties of integrity, confidentiality, loyalty, and hard work. Contrast with customer, who is owed the duty of honesty.

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In the majority of cases, I am afraid I should have felt it my duty to my client to ask him to reconsider his Will.
If any other firm of solicitors had been concerned in this unaccountable examination of my deceased client's Will, I might have found some difficulty in making the necessary discovery.
"A compromise, recognising the interests of the lady's family as well as the interests of the husband, might not perhaps have frightened my client quite so much," I went on.
In the case of any other client I should have acted on my instructions, however personally distasteful to me, and have given up the point about the twenty thousand pounds on the spot.
The client looked scared, but bewildered too, as if he were unconscious what he had done.
We all three went to it, behind the wire blind, and presently saw the client go by in an accidental manner, with a murderous-looking tall individual, in a short suit of white linen and a paper cap.
It is probable that the loss of the phoenix of clerks, even to a rival practitioner, would not have broken Mr Brass's heart; but, pretending great alacrity, he rose from his seat, and going to the door, returned, introducing his client, who led by the hand no less a person than Mr Richard Swiveller.
Vholes, and his young client, and several blue bags hastily stuffed out of all regularity of form, as the larger sort of serpents are in their first gorged state, have returned to the official den.
The lawyer bowed respectfully, let his client out of the door, and, left alone, gave himself up to his sense of amusement.
'The draft was duly honoured, and the attorney, finding that his strange client might be safely relied upon, commenced his work in earnest.
"You need not trouble yourself, sir, to mention your client's name," she said.
It is only in your client's interests that I protested.