Solicitor – Costs. The proceedings concerned a claim by Edwin Coe LLP (Coe) against the first and second defendants, for sums said to be due in respect of the provision of legal services. Neither defendant had sought assessment, pursuant to s 70 of the Solicitors Act 1974, of any of the bills which formed the subject of the claims within one month of delivery. The defendants brought CPR Pt 20 proceedings against Coe, alleging negligence. The Queen's Bench Division dismissed the CPR Pt 20 claim and gave judgment for Coe against the first and second defendants.