Practice – Hearing. The claimant company, ENRC, had instructed the defendant solicitors firm to investigate allegations of corruption, but subsequently objected to the fees that they sought to charge. ENRC sought to have the sums charged taxed. The deputy master declined ENRC's application. On appeal, the Chancery Division held that the hearing of the application and any subsequent assessment pursuant to s 70 of the Solicitors Act 1974, would be heard in private.