Statute Bills –v- Interim Bills

This is an ongoing issue and one that crops up on a lot of cases that we see come through our doors. In the first instance, in Sprey v Rawlison Butler LLP [2018] EWHC 354 (QB) Master Rowley found that the monthly bills delivered to a client by his Solicitor under a discounted CFA were statute Bills.…

Part 36 v Dishonesty

Tuson v Murphy [2018] EWCA Civ 1461 This claim concerned personal injuries sustained by the Claimant as a result of a horse riding accident at the Defendant’s riding school in August 2010. The Defendant accepted liability, but disputed quantum. Proceedings were issued in August 2013 by which time, the Claimant had given up her work…

Liability for Bills

One of the areas we are seeing the most increase of cases in is solicitor own client disputes. Recently the Commercial Court held that a Solicitor could bill her client for work that had not had a fee estimate provided for. In the case of Brookes (t/a Brookes & Co) v Atlantic Marine & Aviation…