Where a firm of solicitors had been told by their client that it did not want to become involved in the costs proceedings involving other parties, the firm acted in breach of duty by holding itself out as acting for the client in those proceedings and failing to tell the client. It should either have acted in accordance with its instructions or made it clear to the client that it declined so to act and sent the client elsewhere (Cabvision Ltd v Feetum http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWHC/Ch/2009/3400.html).