I'm a new client with a lawyer (requested advice, paid a final bill for some advice provided over whatsapp) - he is requesting my proof of address and ID copy and to sign a cost agreement.
Due to identity theft concerns, I don't prefer to give out my personal documents.
Are these documents really necessary for a new client? I don't really want to establish a client relationship or sign any agreements or provide personal documents, happy to just pay the bill and close the matter but he says that he is obliged to open a client file.
I really want to close off any dealings with this lawyer and avoid any future bills as the cost for the whatsapp advice was exorbitant.
Comments / tips appreciated.