Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 267 (Oct)
Neutral Citation: [2002] EWHC 2130 (Comm)
Court: Commercial Court
Judge:

Cresswell J

Representation Charles Priday (instructed by Richards Butler) for the claimants.
  Sam Rainey QC and Graham Charkham (instructed by Hill Taylor Dickinson) for the defendants.
Judgment Dates: 18 October 2002

Catchwords

Contract - Illegality - Contingency fee arrangement - Maritime recovery specialist acting for claimants' insurer on contingency basis - Recoverability of recovery specialist's fees.

The Case

The Commercial Court allowed a successful claimant to recover costs (subject to detailed assessment) paid by insurers to recovery specialists who had been acting on a contingency basis.

Practice Areas

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