Rule 14-1108. Relief granted by award; accord and satisfaction application to court; confidentiality; enforceability of award; claims of malpractice.

(a) If the award determines that the attorney is not entitled to any portion of the disputed fee, service of a copy of such award on the attorney:

(a)(1) terminates all claims and interests of the attorney against the client with respect to the subject matter of the arbitration;

(a)(2) terminates all right of the attorney to retain possession of any documents, records or other properties of the client pertaining to the subject matter of the arbitration then held under claim of the attorney's lien or for other reasons; and

(a)(3) terminates all right of the attorney to oppose the substitution of one or more other attorneys designated by the client in any pending litigation pertaining to the subject matter of the arbitration.

(b) If the award determines that the attorney is entitled to some portion of his fee, the award shall state the amount to which he is entitled and payment of this amount shall:

(b)(1) constitute a complete accord and satisfaction of all claims of the attorney against the client with respect to the subject matter of the arbitration;

(b)(2) terminate all right of the attorney to retain possession of any documents, records or other properties of the client pertaining to the subject matter of the arbitration then held under claim of attorney's lien or for other reasons; and

(b)(3) terminate all right of the attorney to oppose the substitution of one or more other attorneys designated by the client in place of the attorney in any pending litigation pertaining to the subject matter of the arbitration.

(c) Confidentiality. All documents, records, files, proceedings and hearings pertaining to the arbitration of a fee dispute under these rules shall not be open to the public or to a person not involved in the dispute.

(d) If both parties have signed a binding agreement to arbitrate any award rendered in such case may be enforced by any court of competent jurisdiction in the manner provided in the Utah Uniform Arbitration Act without further assistance by the Bar.

(e) Claims of malpractice. A decision rendered by the panel regarding a disputed fee generated by the attorney/client relationship shall not bar any claim the client may have against the attorney for malpractice by the attorney in the course of the attorney/client relationship.