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Mastercigars Direct Ltd v Withers LLP (Part 2 - The Appeal)

November 2007

Mastercigars Direct Ltd v Withers LLP [2007] EWHC 2733 (Ch) (23 November 2007)

An Appeal of an earlier decision in the Supreme Court Costs Office in this case has been allowed.  It has been decided on appeal that a solicitors’ costs estimate was relevant on a detailed assessment of costs as a useful yardstick, by which the reasonableness of costs could be measured, and on the issue of reliance by a client on that estimate. It was not correct that unless a client was notified of the further sums payable, preferably before they were incurred, the solicitor would be unable to recover costs in excess of the estimated amount.  Please use the link attached to the above case citation to see this judgment.



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Date:25 September 2017     Time:21:23:38