Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 76 (Sep)
Court: Supreme Court Costs Office

Senior Costs Judge Hurst

Representation Timothy Charlton QC and Nicholas Bacon (instructed by Colman Coyle) for the claimants.
  Alexander Hutton (instructed by Vizards Wyeth, Lamport Bassit & Carters) for the first and third defendants.
  Alan Newman QC and Andrew Neish (instructed by Beachcroft Wansbroughs) for the second defendant.
Judgment Dates: 19 July 2002


Costs - Conditional fee arrangement - After the event insurance premium - Claimants paying sum to claims handling company - Claimants successfully bringing actions - Claimants seeking to recover sums paid to claims handling company from defendants - Whether sums paid amounting to insurance premiums - s 29.

The Case

Where the claimants who had been successful in actions funded under conditional fee arrangements, and had each paid a sum of 1,312.50 to a claims handling company, CDplc, which they had sought to recover from the defendants as an insurance premium pursuant to s29 of the the court ruled that a total of 621.13 of that sum was recoverable, that element being the insurance element of the sum paid to CDplc.

Practice Areas

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