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Stephen North v Neil Davies and Partners Solicitors

The solicitors bills were well in excess of the range of fees estimated at the outset
Another great result for a client that had concerns over his legal fees but didn't know where to turn. This is just another example of why former clie...
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Erlam v Edmonds Marshall McMahon Limited : Court finds entitlement to assessment of what the solicitors had argued were "interim statute bills" and therefore out of time for assessment

We are really pleased to be able to publish the approved transcript of this judgment, given by Master Brown in the Senior Courts Costs Office in&...
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Just because your solicitors say it is too late to challenge their bill, don’t take their word for it

The solicitors argued that the client was largely out of time to challenge bills
Masters v Charles Fussell & Co LLP [2021] EWHC B1 (Costs) (11 January 2021) See the full judgment here https://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWHC/Costs/...
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It’s not just the amount of the solicitor’s fees that a court can reduce. Court uses its powers under the Solicitors Act 1974 to disallows a barrister’s fee of £18k inc VAT, and the entirety of a bill of £17,100

Counsel's fee of £18k inc VAT disallowed
Murray & Anor v Richard Slade and Company Ltd [2021] EWHC B3 (Costs) (29 January 2021) Link to full judgment https://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWHC/...
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James Murray v Richard Slade & Company Ltd : Court uses its powers under the Solicitors Act 1974 to disallow a barrister’s fee of £18k inc VAT, and the entirety of a bill of £17,100

Counsel's fees of £18,000 inc VAT disallowed from the bill
We are pleased to have represented the successful claimants in this case, in which judgment was handed down today. Further comment to follow.  Do...
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