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Our latest victory appears in the legal press

"In modern times, solicitors have to accept that complaints (whether of poor service or as to fees) go with the territory of professional practice"
London firm loses £36,000 CFA costs appeal | News | Law Gazette 'Solicitors have to accept that complaints (whether of poor service or as to fees) go ...
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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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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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Court slashes QC’s £25k fee for hearing where they weren’t needed | News | Law Gazette

https://www.lawgazette.co.uk/news/court-slashes-qcs-25k-fee-for-hearing-where-they-werent-needed/5071093.article
King LJ said it was ‘unreasonable’ for a QC to have attended a ‘low-level hearing’ when there was no longer any threat to the welfare of the children
Appeal judge comes down hard on party whose entire legal team arrived for costs hearing after family case.
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We are the leading firm in this specialist area of the law and have been involved in many of the major court decisions.

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.