Taylor Wessing secures cost cap for Associated

Harris, Joanne
April 2005
Lawyer;4/11/2005, Vol. 19 Issue 14, p5
Trade Publication
The article reports that Taylor Wessing has won a landmark victory for libel defendants by securing a costs-capping order for Associated Newspapers Ltd. Charles Russell, for the claimant, said the case was subject to a conditional fee arrangement and that Matadeen had been unable to secure after-the event insurance. When this happens it is usual for the claimant solicitors to get a 100 percent success fee, raising potential total. Associated contended that the handicap imposed on the defendant in this situation is far greater than on the claimant.


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