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Supreme Court rules that solicitor's equitable lien was valid even though no proceedings were issued

Published on 13 April 2022. By Simon Hart, Partner and Heather Clark, Associate

An equitable lien allows solicitors involved in litigation to deduct their fees before paying compensation to their client and if the paying party deliberately bypasses the solicitor, they may be liable to pay any unrecoverable fees. The Supreme Court has re-confirmed that a solicitor benefits from this equitable lien when they are instructed to make a claim even if proceedings have not been issued and it is not anticipated that the claim will be disputed.

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Opening the gateway: Supreme Court favours wide interpretation for service out of the jurisdiction and clarifies rules of pleading foreign law

Published on 11 November 2021. By Davina Given, Partner and Heather Clark, Associate

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In order to sue a defendant who is outside the jurisdiction of the English courts, a claimant must show that damage was sustained in England.

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