*Wilsons Solicitors LLP v Bentine (acting by her litigation friend, The Official Solicitor) and another; Stone Brewer LLP v Just Costs Ltd

Costs – Taxation. The Court of Appeal, Civil Division, ruled on two appeals concerning the 'one fifth rule' under sub-s 70(9) of the Solicitors Act 1974 and the interpretation of 'special circumstances' under sub-s 70(10) of that Act in the resolution of costs assessments regarding the fees charged by solicitors in their bills to clients.

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