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Bloomsburry Family law


Long Eaton Plant Hire Ltd v Nelsons (a firm)

Costs - Solicitors - Solicitors estimated costs of county court action at £6,000 - Claimant obtained judgment for £1,800 and summarily assessed costs of £5,500 - Solicitors claimed costs of over £20,000 - Estimate could and should have been revised and solicitors would be held to estimate plus 15% - Duty to inform client if costs ‘running away’

Prescription only

The law surrounding the prescription of easements is fraught with problems, says Laurie Heller