WHEN THE FEE EARNER WITH CONDUCT OF A MATTER IS ALSO THE SOLE DIRECTOR OF THE CLIENT: UPPER TRIBUNAL AWARDS NO COSTS FOR THIS ASPECT OF THE CASE
There is a comment on costs in the judgment of Judge Timothy Herrington in Financial Solutions (Euro) Limited -v- The Financial Conduct Authority  UKUT 0243 (TCC) that has some wider implications, albeit that it is was a relatively unusual situation.
The judge was awarding costs against The Financial Conduct Authority on the grounds of its unreasonable decision making. The judge was then assessing costs. He was dealing with the unusual situation whereby the fee earner dealing with the matter at the solicitor’s firm was also the sole director of the applicant firm.