The page unwritten

Part of my work involves the drafting of retainers. These can be conditional fee agreements. These…

Soft law

Just as many solicitors will proceed from qualification to retirement, without a single solicitor-own client assessment…

Time to let rip

The ripples from the decisions of the Court of Appeal in Belsner v Cam Legal Services [2022]…

Belsner v Cam Legal Services [2022] EWCA Civ 1387 and Karatysz v SGI Legal LLP [2022] EWCA Civ 1388 considered  

This morning the Court of Appeal handed down judgments in two cases which are of considerable…

Judgment Day

This morning the Court of Appeal handed down judgment in two cases of great significance for…

The end of the line?

At 10.30am tomorrow the Court of Appeal will hand down judgment remotely in the cases of…

When a CFA is not a CBA

One of the more esoteric varietals of retainer that a solicitor may make with a client…

Assecuratus non quaerit lucrum sed agit ne in damno sit

The Platinum Jubilee is over. Amidst the caterwauling and sentimentality, with the press obsessing over the…

A falsis principiis proficisci

Last week saw the shock adjournment of the appeal in the case of Belsner v Cam…

Costs and deductions from damages II

“It was much better to imagine men in some smokey room somewhere, made mad and cynical…