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WILLIAM ALBERT HIGGINS v MINISTRY OF DEFENCE

The master had been entitled to take into account the claimant's age and the urgency of his case when deciding that it had been reasonable for him to instruct solicitors in central London in respect of his personal injury claim against the Ministry of Defence. The list of factors set out by Kennedy L.J. in Wraith v Sheffield Forgemasters Ltd (1998) 1 WLR 132 in relation to this issue was useful but was not of general application.

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