challenge solicitors bill

How we can help you challenge your solicitors' bill

If you are concerned about your solicitors’ bill (also known as a statute bill or invoice), there are ways in which you can challenge the bill. However, it is important to note that there are strict time limits in which to make this challenge. The procedure can be quite complex so we would…


Case update: Vilvarajah v West London Law Ltd

The importance of a well-drafted CFA and explaining it in detail to clients The Senior Courts Costs Office of the High Court has thrown out a conditional fee agreement (CFA) as it was unfair and unreasonable for the client. In Vilvarajah v West London Law Ltd  [2017] EWHC B23 (Costs), the…


What does BNM v MGN mean for proportionality in costs?

Earlier this year, the case of BNM v MGN [2016] caused a stir among costs practitioners, as the Court used the proportionality test to dramatically reduce the winning party's costs award. Background The Claimant (BNM) lost a mobile telephone, which later fell into the hands of the Sunday People…


Costs budget pilot scheme - Leeds District Registry

In news that will come as welcome reading to litigants and solicitors alike, the Leeds District Registry has confirmed a 6-month pilot scheme in relation to costs budgeting. What is the usual procedure? Ordinarily, where a multi-track case with damages of less than £10 million has been issued, the…