Costing Tip of the Month
September 28, 2021
Ensure that your Terms of Business contain a clause that your client may have to pay costs greater than those recovered from the other party following a successful costs order. If there is no such clause, there exists a risk that those costs that fall as unrecoverable cannot be claimed from your client, leaving you with the shortfall.
Solicitor struck off for settling costs claim without obtaining client’s instructions
December 9, 2020
The client, who had asked to be involved in every decision relating to costs, was not consulted prior to the solicitor settling a £2.3m costs claim. The solicitor argued that a clause in the CFA entitled him to act unilaterally, the however in its’ ruling “The tribunal found the respondent’s interpretation to be incredible……”For more information click here