Crane v Canons Leisure Centre: CA 19 Dec 2007

Sums paid out by a solicitor to his costs draughtsman are profit costs as part of the base costs to which the success fee mark-up under a conditional fee agreement applies, rather than disbursements. The defining characteristic was whether the solicitor remained responsible for the work charged. It was sensible not to overcomplicate the conditional fees system.
May, Maurice Kay, Hallett LJJ, Chief Master Hurst
Times 10-Jan-2008, [2007] EWCA Civ 1352, [2008] 1 WLR 2549, [2008] 1 Costs LR 132, [2008] 2 All ER 931, [2008] CP Rep 15
England and Wales
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CitedCoventry and Others v Lawrence and Another SC 22-Jul-2015
The appellants challenged the compatibility with the European Convention on Human Rights of the system for recovery of costs in civil litigation in England and Wales following the passing of the Access to Justice Act 1999. The parties had been . .

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