This was the judgment of HHJ Jeremy Richardson QC on appeal from Hull County Court. The issues were: (1)What is the correct way to assess hourly rates of fee earners? (2)Do the costs involved in setting-up a trust fund form part of the costs of the case or part of the damages?
The Legal Aid Agency have published a useful handbook which contains answers to many of the questions our clients raise in relation to family and care cases. The handbook is intended for caseworkers and provides a useful lookup for frequently occuring questions