Insurers claim firms have a 'licence to print money' after Appeal Court ruling

Robins, Jon
June 2005
Lawyer;6/6/2005, Vol. 19 Issue 22, p4
Trade Publication
The article reports on the ruling that solicitors did not have to employ two-stage success fees. This ruling was given in the case Ku v Liverpool City Council. The Ku case concerned a claim against Liverpool City Council by a four-year-old child, who had cut her leg after stepping in a hole in a grass verge. This was an approach flagged up in Amelans' landmark challenge Callery v Gray, which ended up in the House of Lords in 2001. The Court of Appeal ruled in Ku that those who use the two-stage fee would have the benefit of a high success fee for cases that do not settle early.


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