||All England Reporter
|| All ER (D) 41 (Jul)
|| EWCA Civ 932
||Court of Appeal, Civil Division
Lord Phillips MR, Robert Walker and Clarke LJJ
||Christopher Hancock QC and Jeremy Morgan (instructed by Thomas Cooper & Stibbard) for the claimants.
||David Friedman QC and Alexander Hutton (instructed by the Treasury Solicitor) for the Secretary of State.
||3 July 2002
Costs - Champerty - Champertous agreement - Agreement with firm of accountants - Accountants agreeing to prepare and submit claimants' claims for damages - Accountants fees to be percentage of final settlement - Whether agreement champertous - s 58.
A contingent fee agreement entered into by claimants with a firm of chartered accountants, whereby the firm would prepare and submit their claims for damages, using the services of two independent experts, was not champertous.
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