||All England Reporter
|| All ER (D) 231 (Mar)
|| Lexis Citation 25
||Queen's Bench Division, Commercial Court
Michael Brindle QC sitting as a deputy High Court judge
||Natasha Bennett (instructed by Lewis Silkin) for the claimant.
||Amanda Savage (instructed by Davenport Lyons) for the defendant.
||23 February 2012
Costs - Order for costs - Jurisdiction - After the event (ATE) insurance premium - Defendant insurer disputing reasonableness of costs incurred - Whether open to insurer under contract to dispute reasonableness of costs.
Costs Order for costs. Having considered CPR 48.8 and the the Commercial Court ruled that it was possible for the defendant insurer to dispute the reasonableness of the costs incurred under an after-the-event legal expenses insurance contract.
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