cost estimate

Inaccurate estimates of costs and special circumstances under s70(3) Solicitors Act 1974

Master Rowley determines that special circumstance exist by reason of a discrepancy between costs estimates provided and the costs actually billed.

Special offer

Can a without prejudice offer displace the one-fifth rule in a Solicitors Act assessment?

one-fifth rule

Want of retainer and the one-fifth rule

Costs that are disallowed for want of retainer should not factor in the calculation of the one fifth rule.