Mount Eden Land Ltd v Speechly Bircham LLP

Costs – Assessment. The respondent solicitor rendered various bills to the appellant company. The bills were sent for detailed assessment and a master made such an assessment pursuant to s 70 of the Solicitors Act 1974. The master considered that the schedule supplied consequent on a court order did not comply with that order and stayed the assessment. The appellant appealed. The Queen's Bench Division held that the master had been entitled to have come to the decision to which he had.

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