Case

THOMAS v HUGH JAMES FORD SIMEY SOLICITORS

20th October 2017

Practice Areas

Costs

Cases Citation

[2017] EWCA Civ 1303

Solicitors acting in a high volume, fixed costs scheme for low value occupational injury cases were not under a duty to advise further about heads of claim which a client had said he did not wish to pursue and for which he said that he could not provide supporting evidence. If a client instructed his solicitor that he did not wish to pursue a particular head of claim, the solicitor was not necessarily under a duty to challenge that decision or to try to change the client’s mind.


Related Barristers


Jonathan Watt-Pringle QC

Jonathan Watt-Pringle QC
Year of Call: 1987
Year of Silk: 2008