Court of Appeal accepts that mere negligence by solicitors does not justify a non party costs order

Court of Appeal accepts that mere negligence by solicitors does not justify a non party costs order


CategoryNews Author Vikram Sachdeva QC Date

Vikram Sachdeva, acting for the claimant’s erstwhile solicitors, successfully opposed an appeal by the defendant in a personal injury action, in which a non party costs order was sought against the solicitors on the basis that they had funded the litigation. The decision is important in clarifying that mere negligence does not justify a non party costs order in the absence of evidence that the solicitors had acted in a way such as to become a real party to the action.

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