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Costs orders against lawyers: a line in the sand (Willers v De Cruz)

Costs orders against lawyers: a line in the sand (Willers v De Cruz)
Published on: 12 August 2019
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Costs orders against lawyers: a line in the sand (Willers v De Cruz)
  • Background
  • Resolution
  • Comment
  • Case details

Article summary

Dispute Resolution analysis: Imagine a case where lawyers seek damages on behalf of a client which include their unrecovered costs in earlier litigation, where they acted for the same client. If the new claim fails, are they personally liable for the winner’s costs? This was the startling proposition advanced in this case. Rose LJ has said that it is wrong. Analysis written by Imran Benson, barrister at Hailsham Chambers. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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