- Staying a detailed assessment and the courts’ discretion (Riordan v Moon Beever)
- What are the practical implications of this case?
- What was this case about?
- What did the court decide?
- Case details
Dispute Resolution analysis: Foskett J has stayed a solicitor/client assessment of costs where the client intimated a potential professional negligence claim against the solicitors. The upshot of the decision is that the court has an almost unlimited discretion to allow clients to obtain stays of solicitor/client detailed assessments if the client intimates a potential negligence claim against the solicitors. Written by Joshua Munro, barrister at Hailsham Chambers, London.
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