- 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?
- Hourly rates
- Recoverability of costs
- Case details
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.
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