28th November 2019
On 31.10.19, Master Leonard handed down judgment in the case of Andrew Judge v The Donkey Sanctuary Trustee Ltd, in which he dismissed a challenge by the Defendant/Receiving Party to the reasonableness of the Claimant’s block-rated ATE premium taken out in a pre-LASPO personal injury case in the County Court. Matt Waszak (instructed by Caroline Cousins of A&M Bacon and by Ford Simey LLP) acted for the Claimant/Receiving Party.
The judgment serves as a significant example of the application of the Court of Appeal’s decision in West v Stockport NHS Foundation Trust  EWCA Civ 1220 to block-rated pre-LASPO ATE insurance.
Judgment can be accessed here.