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Fixed Recoverable Costs: No Advocacy, No Fee! - Chris Boxall, Park Square Barristers

28/01/18. Christopher Boxall discusses the first instance decision in Crawshaw v Alfred Dunhill Limited (County Court Sheffield, 16.11.2017 before District Judge Bellamy).


The Claimant suffered injury by tripping over unmarked cabling at a golf tournament. There was an application for pre-action disclosure relating to (amongst other information) the contract between Alfred Dunhill and IMG Ltd. However, voluntary disclosure was made, removing the need for a hearing.

The claim was eventually notified on the portal and settled, save for the narrow issue of the cost of the application for pre-action disclosure. In short, is a Claimant entitled to recover ‘advocates costs’ if no advocacy is provided?...

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