Costs bill struck out after it failed to give fee earner details
12th May 2022
The Court of Appeal has ruled that a judge was right to strike out a bill of costs because it was not possible to identify which lawyers worked on the case.
Lord Justice Newey, ruling in AKC v Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust, said he could ‘piece together’ some information from the details belatedly provided by the claimant, but it was still not possible to say which of the 33 fee earners named carried out particular work.
The judge, backed by Lord Justice Dingemans and Lord Justice Lewis, said the right course was to strike out the existing bill of costs and order the claimant to serve a replacement which complied with Civil Procedure Rules.
Read the full article here: Law Gazette
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