SM&B fights for award-winning director Michael Radford in film-related litigation

Oscar nominated and Bafta award winning director Michael Radford came to SM&B after a film-related litigation with European co-producers had ended badly and he needed the best representation to fight a costs order against him and his partners.

The opposing Solicitors had initiated costs proceedings seeking payment of over £800,000. After hard fought litigation (including an appeal to the Court of Appeal) the matter was recently settled on the basis that the payment would be reduced to £165,000 inclusive of interest, a reduction of nearly 80% on the original sum the opposing solicitors had claimed was owed to them.