Costs Orders against Lawyers: A line in the sand – Hailsham Chambers

Posted August 23rd, 2019 in costs, damages, malicious prosecution, news, solicitors by sally

‘Imagine a case where lawyers, seek damages on behalf of a client which include their unrecovered costs in earlier litigation where they acted for the same client. If the new claim fails, are they personally liable for the winner’s costs? This was the startling proposition advanced in this case. Rose LJ has said that it is wrong.’

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Hailsham Chambers, 9th August 2019