15th August - Law News

2788th Edition: LawNewsIndex is a UK based legal news & articles archive since 2011 focusing on Law, Lawyers, Law Firms, Justice, Legislation, Litigation, Legal Ethics, Human Rights & Social Justice issues.

Today's Video Focus: Exclusive school finance figures reveal four elite private schools spent more on new facilities than the poorest 1,800 schools combined. This is Australia's great education divide.

Focus of the Day News Story:
Solicitors were not bound to a lower costs figure by a partner’s email to clients promising to ‘honour’ a costs budget, the High Court has ruled. Claimants in Blyth & Anor v Nelsons Solicitors Ltd had sought to cap the fees owed by them to the Midlands firm for work in a contentious probate dispute, but Mr Justice Stewart, sitting in the Queen’s Bench Division, rejected their appeal and said there was no binding agreement to limit costs.

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