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Double Refund of Success Fees for Former Clients of Lyons Davidson Solicitors

We have secured a total of £6,350.00 in refunds for two former Clients of Bristol based personal injury firm, Lyons Davidson Solicitors. We represente...
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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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Sawyer v Dorians Solicitors Limited - £15,000 refund

"The maths just didn't add up" - Jason Sawyer
A clear demonstration of the importance of a client seeking clarity as to whether or not they have been fairly charged for legal fees  ...
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