Can a solicitor be personally liable to pay costs? – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted February 3rd, 2014 in Administrative Court, appeals, costs, fraud, news, solicitors, witnesses by tracey

‘The possibility that a firm of litigation solicitors, despite acting properly for a client in advancing their interests, could nonetheless end up being held liable to pay a huge costs order, is unsurprisingly something that would sound alarm bells across the profession. This is a possibility that was raised in DLA Piper UK LLP v BDO LLP (the major firm of City solicitors versus a major firm of accountants).’

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 31st January 2014