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About the team at Check My Legal Fees

We are a team of legal costs experts with over 60 years' combined legal experience.

We have dealt with costs arising from almost every legal specialism.

We have conducted cases complaining about solicitor's charges at all levels up to and including the Court of Appeal.

We are not part of a firm of solicitors and are therefore entirely independent.

Mark Carlisle from Check My Legal Fees

Mark Carlisle

Mark has over 30 years’ experience of costs during which time he has run his own costs firm, been a national advocacy manager for one of the largest legal costs companies in the UK and acted as a consultant to a number of leading firms of solicitors.

He has dealt with almost every type of costs claim and provides an encyclopaedic knowledge of costs law to his clients.

He is an accomplished litigator and outstanding negotiator. He specialises in high value costs litigation and is particularly adept as dealing with technical challenges.

mark.carlisle@checkmylegalfees.com

Kerry-Anne Moore

Checkmylegalfees.com’s Director and Costs Lawyer Kerry-Anne Moore is based at Metropole Chambers, Salubrious Passage, Swansea SA1 3RT DD: 0300 321 4963 (ext 4) and may be able to assist you.

Kerry-Anne is a costs lawyer, specializing in obtaining refunds from solicitors who overcharge their clients. “It is a real growth area” says Kerry-Anne, “…and we are looking forward to serious growth and progression in the coming months. It is a subject matter that is very much in the public interest and is of significant importance to the consumer.”

Kerry-Anne’s particular specialism lies in re-claiming overcharged success fees. To date she has helped over 100 clients nationally claim back over £65,000 in success fees that were retained by solicitors, in the last few years at an average of £760 refund per case.

Kerry-Anne said ‘Increasingly, solicitors are refunding the sum that we have identified as being the element of overcharging without the need for court proceedings and we are able to refund the client very quickly.’

Since 2013 there have been an average of 770,00 personal injury claims arising out of road traffic accident claims per year, the vast majority of which are dealt with under “no win, no fee agreements”. Assuming that around 75% of those are successful means that well over 500,000 people per year are potentially paying success fees that may have been incorrectly calculated.

Kerry-Anne said ‘This means (based on average recovery figures) that up to £420 million per year of road traffic accident victims’ compensation is actually going, wrongly, into the pockets of solicitors.

The recent ruling by the Court of Appeal in Herbert v HH Law Ltd which upheld a decision to reduce the success fee in a low value road traffic accident case from 100% to 15% will set alarm bells ringing in the personal injury sector and is a milestone for consumer rights – So, What will you spend your refund on?

Kerry-Anne Moore from Check My Legal Fees
Jerry Wilson from Check My Legal Fees

Jerry Wilson

Jerry Wilson is a former Partner at a North London firm of Solicitors and specialised in Civil Litigation, Civil Procedure, Chancery Applications, Winding Up Petitions and Bankruptcy Applications. Jerry qualified in 1998, just in time for the Woolf Reforms to change face of Civil Procedure. He has appeared as an advocate in County Courts and Magistrates Courts, and has instructed counsel in the High Court, Court of Appeal and House of Lords.

Jerry has also been a Marketing & Development Director, Operations Director and Volunteer. He spends his free time wrestling with his two small children and driving them around England to watch them play various sporting activities.

jerry.wilson@checkmylegalfees.com

About Us

We are a team of legal costs experts with over 60 years' experience.

We have dealt with costs arising from almost every legal specialism.

We have conducted cases challenging solicitor's costs at all levels up to and including the Court of Appeal.

We are not part of a firm of solicitors and are therefore entirely independent.

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