Dishonest Claimants and Committal Proceedings

Lindsay Woolford   Zurich Insurance Plc –v- Romaine [2019] EWCA Civ 851 A recent Court of Appeal decision has found that a Judge was wrong to ignore the tactics of “unscrupulous” Claimants and Lawyers, and has granted an Insurer permission to bring Committal Proceedings against a Claimant who had allegedly made knowingly false statements of…

A Tortfeasor should pay – A Defining Judgment

Jack Holland   Cook v Malcolm Nicholls Limited In the recent case of Cook v Malcolm Nicholls Limited the point was taken by the Defendant that Court fees were not payable by the Defendant but rather unrecoverable inter-partes due to the failings of the Claimant. The Defendant attempted to argue the £10,000.00 Court fee was…

A Reality Check on Success Fees

Kathryn Regan   Herbert -v- HH Law [2019] EWCA Civ 527 Following the amendments brought in by the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012, there has been a sharp rise in the number of Solicitor-Own client assessments. The latest development has come in the form of the Court of Appeal’s decision in…