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Circuit Judge sets out one vision for proportionality test

The infamous case of May v Wavell Group Limited finds itself in the headlines once again following an appeal against Master Rowley’s first instance approach to proportionality. In hearing the appeal, HHJ Dight sitting with Master Whalan as assessor, found that the proportionality test had been misapplied by Master Rowley and assessed costs in the … Continue reading Circuit Judge sets out one vision for proportionality test

SCCO deals blow to new CFA challenges.

An interesting decision from SCCO Costs Judge, Master James in Hanley v JC & A Solicitors Limited [SCCO Ref JJ 1706056] concerning an application by a former client for the delivery up of the solicitor’s full file of papers. The Claimant was seeking to challenge the deduction of the solicitor’s fees from his damages under the … Continue reading SCCO deals blow to new CFA challenges.