When Only Defeat Will Do

Perversely we have just won an appeal which we wanted to lose, so that the matter could progress to the Cost Appeals Committee for consideration of a Point of Principle. The LSC could now take this step but, as an individual ICA determination is not precedent setting, I guess that they will not wish to risk this. We anticipate they will prefer to keep on picking off firms on a one-by-one basis. I imagine that the client will be delighted.

I have not yet had chance to discuss this with the firm, who were fully onside with the above strategy. On that basis I do not want to provide any greater detail which might prejudice the issue. Hopefully will be able to say more next week – it is an issue which will be of interest to family lawyers.

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