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Costs Estimates Beware

June 2007

The recent decision of the SCCO in the matter of Masters Cigars Direct Ltd v Withers highlights the vital importance of complying with the Law Society’s Client Care Code.

Withers had provided an estimate on the basis of a four day trial. In the event the trial lasted 18 days!

The SCCO ruled that Withers be bound by the original costs estimate for failure to warn its client that the costs were increasing substantially.

This decision highlights the importance of ensuring that estimates are regularly monitored and updated. Please contact us if you would like to discuss this case further or would like to receive details of the costs management and estimates services that we provide.



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Date:25 September 2017     Time:21:25:02