Costs: Personal injury solicitors in London – a dying breed?

Paul Jones contemplates what the current costs trends mean for the future of London practices ‘There was no obligation on the claimant to instruct the cheapest available firm and… the court had a wide discretion to allow a reasonable hourly rate in all the circumstances of the case.’Hourly rates are one of perennial areas of …
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Cases Referenced

  • A v The Chief Constable of Sheffield [2008] EWHC 1658 (QB)
  • Gazley v Wade [2004] EWHC 2675 (QB)
  • Griffiths v Solutia UK Ltd [2001] EWCA Civ 736
  • Higgins v MOD [2010] EWHC 654 (QB)
  • Melanie Kelly v Hays Plc (2015) unreported, QBD, Jeremy Baker J, 19 February (Lawtel 20/2/15)
  • Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust v Acres [2013] EWHC 652 (QB)
  • Sullivan v CIS [1999] 2 Costs LR 158
  • Wraith v Sheffield Forgemasters; Truscott v Truscott [1997] EWCA Civ 2285