Ultimate Products Ltd and another v Wooley and another

Costs – Order for costs. The claimants entered into a conditional fee agreement with their solicitors, who in turn entered into a CFA with counsel. When the first CFAs were superseded by later CFAs, the claimants' solicitors failed to notify the defendants in accordance with the CPR. After judgment was given in the claimants' favour, the defendants contended that the claimants were not entitled to recover any success fee. The Chancery Division, held that, applying established principles, the master had not erred in granting the claimants relief from sanctions in respect of their failure to comply with the then CPR 44.15(2).

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