Posts by Paul Bracewell

  • Anthony v Collins and the need to get the retainer right

    Until the indemnity principle disappears, there will always be the need to make sure that the retainer between solicitor and client is clear. This was again highlighted in the recent judgment of Deputy Master Friston in Anthony v Collins.

  • Bad behaviour not good grounds to stay costs order: Raja v Van Hoogstraten and others

    The High Court’s decision in Raja v Hoogstraten and others, and in particular the claimant’s application to set asideĀ a previous costs order made in favour of the defendants pursuant to CPR 40.8A, highlights the circumstances and grounds required to set aside an order under CPR 40.8A, yet fails to provide real clarity for the profession.