||All England Reporter
|| All ER (D) 160 (Feb)
|| EWCA Civ 136
||Court of Appeal, Civil Division
Brooke, Laws LJJ and Sir Anthony Evans
||Timothy Charlton QC and Nicholas Bacon (instructed by Colman Coyle) for the claimants.
||Anna Guggenheim QC and Alexander Hutton (instructed by Vizards Wyeth, Lamport Bassitt & Carters) for the first and third defendants.
||Alan Newman QC and Andrew Neish (instructed by Beachcroft Wansbroughs) for the second defendants.
||12 February 2003
Costs - Order for costs - Conditional fee agreement - Insurance premium - Recovery by way of costs - Claimants seeking to recover from defendants sums paid to claims handling company - Claimants only entitled to recover that part of sums paid amounting to insurance premiums - s 29.
In various test cases, where successful claimants had attempted to recover as the premium for ATE insurance the whole of the 'premium' for their litigation protection insurance policy from defendants, only those sums directly relating to insurance premiums, rather than any costs relating to management of the claimants' cases, were recoverable, pursuant to s29 of the .
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