Hedrich and Another v Standard Bank London Ltd and Another: CA 30 Jul 2008

Wall LJ said: ‘A cigarette packet carries the warning that smoking can kill you. Solicitors’ standard terms of business should carry a warning that litigation can cost you. For litigation is an inherently risky business: there are no certain winners; and very often even the fruits of success are never recovered. This is just such a case. The moral is caveat litigator.’
Lord Justice Ward
[2008] EWCA Civ 905, [2008] Lloyd’s Rep PN 18, [2009] PNLR 3
England and Wales
CitedMyers v Elman HL 1939
The solicitor had successfully appealed against an order for a contribution to the other party’s legal costs, after his clerk had filed statements in court which he knew to be misleading. The solicitor’s appeal had been successful.
Held: The . .

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