Gavin Edmondson Solicitors Ltd v Haven Insurance Co Ltd

Solicitor – Costs. The Court of Appeal, Civil Division, allowed an appeal of a solicitors' firm (Edmondson) against the dismissal of its claim against the respondent insurance company (Haven) in respect of Haven's conduct in settling on an inclusive basis personal injury claims directly with six clients with whom Edmondson had concluded conditional fee agreements, thereby depriving Edmondson of its costs. Haven had entered into each compromise agreement with notice of Edmondson's entitlement and the principle of equitable intervention required that Haven pay to Edmondson in each case the sums payable on settlement under the Pre-action Protocol for Low Value Personal Injury Claims in Road Traffic Accidents.

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