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In brief: Detailed assessment; costs, proportionality; conduct; solicitors fees (Bloomsbury Law Solicitors v Macpherson)

In brief: Detailed assessment; costs, proportionality; conduct; solicitors fees (Bloomsbury Law Solicitors v Macpherson)
Published on: 07 November 2017
Published by: LexisPSL
  • In brief: Detailed assessment; costs, proportionality; conduct; solicitors fees (Bloomsbury Law Solicitors v Macpherson)
  • What are the practical implications of this case?
  • What was this case about?
  • What did the court decide?
  • Proportionality
  • Hourly rates
  • Recoverability of costs
  • Case details

Article summary

Dispute Resolution analysis: Christopher Snell, barrister at No5 Chambers (London), considers the case Bloomsbury Law Solicitors v Macpherson. This was Bloomsbury’s third appeal in relation to the assessment of its costs and concerned a number of aspects of the assessment proceedings. The appeal was largely dismissed, save for one small aspect. The appeal raised issues such as: proportionality; solicitors guideline hourly rates and whether costs incurred after the judge has made a final decision are recoverable. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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