Friday, 20 February 2015


So many people have asked me about this . Here is my take .
Leading counsel made it clear at the outset of the resumed hearing that he was not attacking the vast number of additional liability arrangements .
His concern was with the circumstances of his client , privately funded and of modest means .
It may be that the Supreme Court will knock over the Costs Practice Direction which says that if base costs are reasonable and the success fee is too then , as day follows night , the total must be payable. I can see the Court inserting an obligation to send back and review the resulting gross figure before awarding it .