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Just because your solicitors say it is too late to challenge their bill, don’t take their word for it

The solicitors argued that the client was largely out of time to challenge bills
Masters v Charles Fussell & Co LLP [2021] EWHC B1 (Costs) (11 January 2021) See the full judgment here https://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWHC/Costs/...
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It’s not just the amount of the solicitor’s fees that a court can reduce. Court uses its powers under the Solicitors Act 1974 to disallows a barrister’s fee of £18k inc VAT, and the entirety of a bill of £17,100

Counsel's fee of £18k inc VAT disallowed
Murray & Anor v Richard Slade and Company Ltd [2021] EWHC B3 (Costs) (29 January 2021) Link to full judgment https://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWHC/...
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Sawyer v Dorians Solicitors Limited - £15,000 refund

"The maths just didn't add up" - Jason Sawyer
A clear demonstration of the importance of a client seeking clarity as to whether or not they have been fairly charged for legal fees  ...
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McGrane v Russell Worth Limited - £1,400 refund for former client of Plymouth Personal Injury Firm

Refund used towards a Florida holiday
I'm very satisfied with the service that I received from Checkmylegalfees.com. Now that I have obtained my refund I have promised my children that we ...
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James Murray v Richard Slade & Company Ltd : Court uses its powers under the Solicitors Act 1974 to disallow a barrister’s fee of £18k inc VAT, and the entirety of a bill of £17,100

Counsel's fees of £18,000 inc VAT disallowed from the bill
We are pleased to have represented the successful claimants in this case, in which judgment was handed down today. Further comment to follow.  Do...
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