Guidance-on-Legal-Fees Lack of clear advice was fatal

The High Court has upheld a decision that a solicitor was not entitled to recover costs of £12,600 he said were owing after he terminated a conditional fee agreement (CFA).

It is my view that the defendant was not in breach of the agreement given the circumstances. The claimant failed to act in the defendant's best interests, or to explain properly and in a timely fashion and that is why matters got to that stage at limitation."

Mr.Justice Griffiths, 27th October 220