First judgment in a judicial review of the Legal Ombudsman – 4 New Square

Posted January 7th, 2014 in fees, judicial review, jurisdiction, legal ombudsman, news, time limits by sally

‘On 20 December 2013 judgment was handed down in the first judicial review of a decision of the Legal Ombudsman (“LeO”) to reach a substantive hearing. The judgment will be of interest to lawyers and complainants wishing to challenge unappealable decisions of LeO. It is particularly (though not only) relevant to LeO decisions which direct a reduction in fees. This is an area which, in view of the absence of a limit on the amount by which LeO can reduce fees, has caused particular controversy.’

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4 New Square, 3rd January 2014