High Court demands further cuts in law firm’s £1.6m costs bill
The High Court has demanded that further cuts be made to costs of over £1.6m claimed by Eversheds solicitors for acting in a property dispute.
Mrs Justice Slade said the amount claimed by national law firm Eversheds from their client Mark Harrison was 4.8 times higher than the firm’s first estimate and about 2.9 times more than a second.
The first estimate given by Eversheds in October 2012, came to £333,000. By February 2013, a further estimate provided by Eversheds showed that this figure had increased to £548,000. Mr Harrison was finally invoiced just over £1.6m.
The case was sent back to a specialist costs judge to determine what was a reasonable amount for Mr Harrison to pay.
(Source – Litigation Futures website)