A Practical Guide to Solicitor and Client Costs - 2nd Edition (Paperback)
Fully updated to include the most recent and important developments in law and practice, this book is a practical guide setting out the main issues and challenges that arise when clients challenge their solicitor's bill. Covering the rules, statutes, case law etc but also providing guidance as to terms of retainers as well as practical guidance on the process of assessing charges.
This area of law is complex and is still not well known by many solicitors or even non-specialist judges. Also, following LASPO and probable fixed costs extensions, clients are now far more likely to have to pay their own costs and challenges to solicitor's fees are increasingly common. This book is written in a clear manner so that anyone from clients and trainees to partners and judges can benefit from it.
The text for the second edition has been fully expanded and updated to include numerous important High Court and Court of Appeal authorities handed down since the last edition was published.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Robin Dunne is a barrister at Hardwicke specialising in costs and litigation funding, having focused exclusively on this area of law since call.
He was called to the bar in 2002 and was an employed barrister and partner in a City of London firm of solicitors before independent practice.
His practice includes between the parties and solicitor and client disputes as well as professional negligence claims involving solicitors, particularly where the dispute involves issues relating to costs.