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Costs Aware 4


Costs Aware has reached its fourth issue, with all the latest news from the costs team. Download the full document or click on one of the articles below.

AWARE 18/01/2018

Transfer of Pre-LASPO CFAs upheld

In an eagerly awaited judgment, the Court of Appeal overturned the County Court decision of District Judge Besford and ruled that a pre-LASPO CFA could be validly transferred from one firm to another so as to preserve the right to recover success fees where the claimant and both firms of solicitors expressly agreed.

AWARE 18/01/2018

No advocacy then no fee in fixed recoverable costs cases

Following the Court of Appeal’s finding (Sharp v Leeds City Council [2017] EWCA Civ 33) that the fixed costs regime applies to the costs of a pre-action disclosure application, an issue arose as to whether a claimant is entitled to recover “advocates costs” in circumstances where no advocacy was provided.