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