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The interplay between the client care letter, the Solicitors Act and the Civil Procedure Rules

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In the case of Breyer Group Plc & Ors v Prospect Law Limited Master Rowley considers some key, important factors in deciding what the Claimants in this action should pay the Defendants (their former solicitors) in respect of legal fees. It raises...

Enforceability of retainers back in the limelight

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After a period of relative quiet on this front it seems that the peace has been broken with the recent case of Vilvarajah v West London Law Limited [2017] EWHC B23 (Costs) which looks at the terms of a CFA. CFA declared unreasonable...

Court of Appeal deals with the relationship between the costs budget and the detailed assessment

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The long awaited decision in the case of Harrison v University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire Hospital NHS Trust [2017] EWCA Civ 792 has today been released following the Hearing on 10 May 2017. Click here for the full Judgment . Background This...

Exploitation of budgeting rules criticised as a 'form of game'

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Costs budgeting has been utilised for a few years now and there remain lawyers on both sides of the fence as to its value. Whichever side your views fall it is rare, if not unheard of, for a lawyer to view the costs budgeting process as cheap and/or easy. I...