Mastercigars Direct Ltd v Withers LLP – WLR Daily

Posted November 27th, 2007 in costs, law reports, solicitors by sally

Mastercigars Direct Ltd v Withers LLP [2007] EWHC 2733 (Ch) 

“A solicitors’ costs estimate was relevant on a detailed assessment of costs as a useful yardstick, by which the reasonableness of costs could be measured, and on the issue of reliance by a client on that estimate. It was not correct that unless a client was notified of the further sums payable, preferably before they were incurred, the solicitor would be unable to recover costs in excess of the estimated amount.”

WLR Daily, 26th November 2007


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