Film Director client wins Court of Appeal case

The Court of Appeal has today ruled in favour of SMAB client, Oscar-nominated film director Michael Radford, in a case focusing on the entitlement of solicitors and barristers to claim payment of fees where retainer documentation has been inadequately drawn up by them. The case concerned the assessment of very substantial costs claimed against Mr Radford, and the ruling confirms that the solicitors and barrister in question will receive only a small part of the sums claimed.