234470706-Herminia-Voluntad-Ramirez-vs-Atty-Bautista - HERMINIA P VOLUNTAD-RAMIREZ vs ATTY ROSARIO B BAUTISTA A.C No 6733 CANON 18 FACTS Herminia

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HERMINIA P. VOLUNTAD-RAMIREZ vs. ATTY. ROSARIO B. BAUTISTA A.C. No. 6733 – October 10, 2012// CANON 18 FACTS: Herminia Voluntad-Ramirez (complainant) alleged that on 25 November 2002, she engaged the legal services of Atty. Rosario B. Bautista (respondent) to file a complaint against complainant’s siblings for encroachment of her right of way. For his legal services, respondent demanded P 15,000 as acceptance fee, plus P 1,000 per court appearance. Complainant then paid respondent the P 15,000 acceptance fee. On 29 May 2003, complainant severed the legal services of respondent because respondent failed to file a complaint within a reasonable period of time as requested by complainant. Complainant then retrieved from respondent the folder containing the documents and letters pertaining to her case which complainant had entrusted to respondent. Complainant claimed that she was dissatisfied with the way respondent handled her complaint considering that during the six months that elapsed, respondent only sent a letter to the City Engineer’s Office in Navotas City concerning her complaint. On 8 March 2004, complainant sent a letter to respondent, reiterating that she was terminating the services of respondent and that she was asking for the refund of P 14,000 out of the P 15,000 acceptance fee. Complainant stated in her letter that due to respondent’s "failure to institute the desired complaint on time" against complainant’s brothers and sisters, complainant was compelled to hire the services of another counsel to file the complaint. Respondent failed to refund the P 14,000,
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