Anthony v Ellis and Fairbairn (A Firm): SCCO 12 May 2000

The court considered a solicitor’s bill which vastly exceeded the estimate given.


Sir Oliver Popplewell


[2000] EWHC 9009 (Costs), [2002] 2 Costs LR 277, [2000] 2 Costs LR 277




England and Wales


ApprovedWong v Vizards 1997
The solicitors had sent to the client a written fee proposal for a forthcoming case which they said was drafted on ‘the worst case basis’, saying ‘I provided you with a fee proposal which hopefully sets out the fullest extent of your liability to . .

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CitedReynolds v Stone Rowe Brewer (A Firm) QBD 18-Mar-2008
The solicitors appealed against the assessment of their costs. The judge had found that they had estimated their costs and applied a 15% margin of error.
Held: the judge should have given reasons for his judgment to allow the parties to assess . .
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Updated: 07 December 2022; Ref: scu.235626