Further to the last week’s article about the changes to Section 32.5 of the Costs Practice Direction, it occurs to me that the reference to disclosure of the Conditional Fee Agreement, risk assessment or alternative statements required under the Practice Direction will apply also to Counsel’s CFA and risk assessment.
It is perhaps therefore a good idea to check on all ongoing cases that Counsel is happy for the CFA and risk assessment to be disclosed when assessment proceedings are commenced, or alternatively whether he or she intends to produce the alternative statements required under Section 32.5.
If you would like to have a word about this, or indeed any other costs issues, please don’t hesitate to contact me.
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