Costs Orders against Lawyers:  A line in the sand


Willers v De Cruz [2019] EWHC 2183

Imagine a case where lawyers, seek damages on behalf of a client which include their unrecovered costs in earlier litigation where they acted for the same client. If the new claim fails, are they personally liable for the winner’s costs? This was the startling proposition advanced in this case. Rose LJ has said that it is wrong.

Click here to read the full case note by Imran Benson.