- Interim costs certificates in Solicitors Act 1974 proceedings (Warren v Hill Dickinson LLP)
- What are the practical implications of this case?
- What was the background?
- What did the court decide?
- Case details
Dispute Resolution analysis: Master Leonard, a cost judge, has provided guidance on the relationship between section 70(1) of the Solicitors Act 1974 and CPR 47.16, an area in which there has, to date, been inconsistent first instance decisions. He held that a court has jurisdiction to award an interim costs order under CPR 47.16 when an application has been made for assessment of a solicitor’s bill under SA 1974, s 70(1). The decision and its practical implications are considered by Alex Bagnall, freelance costs lawyer.
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