LAW SOCIETY INTERVENES IN CFA/THIRD PARTY FUNDER CLAIM

The solicitors had acted under a CFA and the Claimant had not taken out ATE insurance. The Claimant’s solicitors successfully opposed a non-party costs order. The Court agreed with the issue in principle that was advanced by the Claimant and the Law Society that “payment of disbursements without more, does not incur any potential liability to an adverse costs order.” It was critical however that the claim was being run under a CFA. The full judgment can be read here: http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWHC/QB/2011/2945.html