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PI Practitioner, August 2018

16/08/18. Each issue a particular topic is highlighted, citing some of the useful cases and other materials in that area. You can also receive these for free by registering for our PI Brief Update newsletter. Just select "Free Newsletter" from the menu at the top of this page and fill in your email address.

Those who read this PIBU update regularly will recall that in March of this year we provided a case summary of Herbert v HH Law Limited [2018] EWHC 558 (TCC), which concerned solicitors charging a 100% success fee, and what would constitute a client's approval of the same, particularly in the absence of risk assessments justifying the percentage of the success fee. On appeal, Soole J held that the 100% success fee had been insufficiently explained to the client prior to proceedings, and upheld the finding of the first instance judge who had reduced the success fee to 15%. The Court of Appeal has given permission to hear a second appeal on this point, which will provide some welcome appellate-level authority on the issue...

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