||All England Reporter
|| All ER (D) 121 (Oct)
||Court of Appeal, Civil Division
Rix and Lewison LJJ (judgment given extempore)
||Philippa Daniels (instructed by Exlex Solicitors) for the solicitor.
||John Brennan for the defendants.
||11 October 2012
Costs - Order for costs - Discretion - Claimant solicitor acting for defendants - Claimant commencing proceedings against defendants for payment of professional fees - Defendants commencing proceedings against claimant - Claimant's proceedings being dismissed - Defendants discontinuing one claim - Judge making costs order against claimant - Claimant appealing - Whether judge erring in making costs order against claimant.
Costs Order for costs. A solicitor claimed fees from his clients long after he had ceased acting for them. In response, the clients commenced proceedings against him. The judge considered the solicitors' conduct and refusal of an offer in making a cost order against him. The Court of Appeal, found that the judge's decision was within the bounds of his judicial discretion.
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