Having not yet seen the full Judgment in Kjerrulf Ainsworth v Stewarts Law LLP - Ch D - Judge Klein - 26/02/2019, one might wonder if this matter would have been decided differently if it had concerned an assessment between the parties on the Standard Basis, as opposed to a Solicitor's Act assessment where the … Continue reading More work needed on points of dispute..
The Court of Appeal, on 16th March, reversed the decision of Foskett J in Surrey, AH & Yesil v Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust  EWCA Civ 451. The three cases involved medical negligence claims where the funding was switched from legal aid to conditional fee agreements shortly before the LASPO reforms came … Continue reading NHS Success!
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