Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 41 (Jul)
Neutral Citation: [2002] EWCA Civ 932
Court: Court of Appeal, Civil Division
Judge:

Lord Phillips MR, Robert Walker and Clarke LJJ

Representation 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.
Judgment Dates: 3 July 2002

Catchwords

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.

The Case

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.

Practice Areas

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