Aldred v Cham [2019] EWCA Civ 1780

Court of Appeal gets tough on exceptions to fixed costs: Counsel’s fees and CPR 45.29I(2)(h)

In this landmark decision the Court of Appeal took a trawl through the relevant provisions of the fixed costs regime in CPR 45 in order to determine whether and in what circumstances Counsel’s fee for an advice on settlement might be recoverable in addition to the fixed recoverable costs provided for under CPR 45.29C and Table 6B.