The cost of Coventry v Lawrence

What is the significance of the Supreme Court’s decision that the pre-2013 system of recovering success fees and after the event (ATE) insurance premiums from the losing party is compatible with the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR)? David Bowden, freelance independent consultant, examines the judgment and talks to Alex Bagnall, associate and costs advocate of Just Costs, as well getting reaction from Mr Coventry and his solicitor Joanne Pooley, partner of Pooley Bendall & Watson.

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