The Chorley Principle

The Chorley Principle In The Court Of Protection

Her Honour Judge Evans-Gordon considered the application of the Chorley principle in the context of this Court of Protection case where, for the material part, a solicitor (“SAP”) had been a party to the proceedings and had an interest in the outcome in that she was the nominated attorney under a disputed LPA. During this time she had acted as a Litigant in Person within the firm by whom she was employed. SAP unsuccessfully sought to recover her costs on the same basis as if she had instructed her solicitor firm to act for her.