Matters under review of 'very great significance… to the development of the civil justice system'

The Court of Appeal will today (4 October 2022) begin hearing the case of Belsner v CAM Legal Services.

Nick McDonnell of Kain Knight Costs Lawyers are acting for the appellant, CAM Legal Services Lt, together with Ben Williams KC and George McDonald of 4 New Square.

According to Kain Knight, the case has been described as the “costs case of the decade”, and could have profound ramifications for solicitors who charge fees to their clients where those fees are greater than the costs recovered between party and party.

Additionally, the issues the court are to consider go to the heart of nearly every retainer each solicitor and client enters into where the solicitor seeks to charge their client for work ...

Suzanne Townley
News Editor
Solicitors Journal

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