Russell Young and Co (A Firm) v Brown and others: CA 31 Jan 2007

The court was asked to consider the liability of a tortfeasor to a claimant for a share of those costs which have been incurred by the claimant’s solicitor in investigating and settling a large number of claims of a similar nature, and which have been incurred for the joint benefit of all the claimants.
Held: The claimant had undertaken investigations for many cases, of which the lead cases were only a sample, but which would be settled folloing the lead cases. The claimants’ solicitors were entitled to their costs without having to demonstrate additional agreements with their clients for generic costs.
Buxton LJ, Smith LJ, Wilson LJ
[2007] EWCA Civ 43, Times 13-Feb-2007
England and Wales
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CitedMeretz Investments Nv and Another v ACP Ltd and others ChD 14-Nov-2007
The parties disputed the success of a sale by a mortgagee in possession of various properties. The parties disputed the apportionment of costs.
Held: The appeal failed. Where there is no express agreement concerning the division of costs, a . .

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