Good Start to the Week

Regular readers might remember this story. We have just had the result in and this looks like a very acceptable outcome. We didn’t win every point but were successful in overturning the “Singh” reduction, got back most of the enhancement and the disallowed attendance at the second post mortem. Oh and we got the costs requested. All in all a grand day out.
Having read and considered the written determination three points stand out.
1 If you seek uplift for attendance at court with Counsel the attendance note have clearly to indicate the “exceptional” nature of the work undertaken i.e. it must be more than sitting behind and taking notes.
2 You can, if brave enough, attend post mortems.
3 The Taxing Master clearly sees an interplay in the application of Singh decisions between the grades of fee earners utilised and consequently the total claim.
If you want to discuss these more either use the comments box or give me a ring – the number is on the sidebar.

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