Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 316 (Oct)
Court: Court of Appeal, Civil Division

Ward, Mance LJJ and Sir Martin Nourse

Representation Paul Girolami QC (instructed by Barlow Lyde & Gilbert) for the claimant.
  Philip Newman appeared pro bono for the defendant.
Judgment Dates: 22 October 2002


Solicitors - Fees - Fee note - Compliance with statutory requirements - Description of work done to justify fees charged - , 69.

The Case

The burden on a solicitor's client under s69(2) of the to establish that a bill for a gross sum in contentious business was not a bona fide bill complying with the Act was satisfied if the client showed that there was no sufficient narrative in the bill to identify what it was he was being charged for, and that he did not have sufficient knowledge from other documents in his possession, or from what he had been told, reasonably to take advice whether or not to apply for the bill to be taxed.

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