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Courts not “insurers of solicitors” in divorce cases where costs overrun

6th April 2023

Legal Futures

It is not the role of courts to act as “insurers of solicitors” who “overshoot, let alone dramatically overshoot” legal services payment orders (LSPOs), a Family Court judge has said.

Sir Jonathan Cohen was commenting on an international divorce battle, where costs are approaching £9m and during which ex-husband Lazaros Xanthopoulos changed solicitors seven times, in each case “duplicating enormously the costs”.

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