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Reduced fees; reduced duties

September 2017
David McArdle and Melissa Evans

In a decision that will be welcomed by solicitors operating under fixed recoverable costs regimes, the Court of Appeal in Thomas v Hugh James Ford Simey Solicitors recently found that a firm of solicitors, when acting in high volume, fixed costs schemes for low value personal injury cases, are not expected to advise on heads of claim which they are instructed not to pursue by clients.

In this article, David McArdle and Melissa Evans highlight the key aspects of the case and the potential impact of the decision on professional negligence claims against solicitors who charge modest fees.

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