April fool 2013 change in injury law summary

In Blog, frontpage, General Litigation by AAH

Hello Over the last twelve days I have been tweeting the changes that came into effect on 1st April 2013. I summarise them below: 1. A solicitor can charge a mark up on his fees known as success fee if your claim is successful. This is calculated by % of the the time he has logged on your file. Until …

Claimants recovers interest on loan from their solicitors

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JEFFREY JONES & ORS v (1) SECRETARY OF STATE FOR ENERGY AND CLIMATE CHANGE (2) COAL PRODUCTS LTD (2013) – [2013] EWHC 1023 (QB) – QBD (Swift J) 03/05/2013 Successful claimants recovered interests charged by their solicitors on loan to pay their disbursements. The High Court held that this was at the discretion of the court and should be allowed. …

Insurers fail to recover costs from no win no solicitors

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MANUEL CLEMENTE HERON (Claimant/Interested party) v (1) TNT (UK) LTD (Appellant/Defendant) (2) MACKRELL TURNER GARRETT (A FIRM) (Respondent) (2013) [2013] EWCA Civ 469 – CA (Civ Div) A judge had been right to refuse an employer’s application for a non-party costs corder against its employee’s solicitors, instructed on a conditional fee agreement, in a personal injury claim he had brought …

Personal Injury Litigation: The Winning Formula

In costs, frontpage, General litigation, News, RTA by AAH

We inherited a personal injury claim from a Solicitors firm which was deemed to be without merit by two firms prior to us. We examined every piece of evidence together with the Client and on review, arranged a conference with Counsel. Our view, with which Counsel agreed, was that it is a case worth doing. We signed “no-win-no-fee” agreement with …

Factory Law Firm: How not to Conduct Litigation

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Attending a London County Court last week, it was interesting to hear DJ’s observation of the treatment afforded to some Claimants by their Legal Representative. One of our clients had an accident in London; he engaged a Local CMC who referred him to Solicitors in the Greater Manchester area. Having acted for him for months, the Client was abandoned on …