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Lisa Jones v Richard Slade & Co Ltd (14/12/21, SCCO) : Extent of the SCCO's jurisdiction on setting aside an agreement as to amount of a solicitor's fees

Costs Judge Rowley found that the remedy sought (the setting aside of an agreement as to level of fees) could be determined by the SCCO and did not require a specialist Chancery Court
We do not propose to comment in detail as the substantial claim is ongoing, but this judgment dismissing the solicitors' application to strike out par...
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James Murray v Richard Slade & Co Ltd : an important appeal victory

Appeal Court upholds disallowance of £18,000 counsel's fees, and finding that a CFA had been terminated unlawfully
We are pleased to have secured an appeal victory for our client, James Murray,  handed down on 17th December. Sir Andrew Nicol upheld M...
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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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