I have recently been commenting on the forthcoming publication of Civil Costs – Law and Practice, a new book by Dr Mark Friston. To give you some idea as to the scope and ambition of this book have a look at this sample chapter (external link).
This chapter deals with the important topic of contracts made away from solicitors’ places of business. If this looks like a difficult and obscure subject that you can ignore, think again. If a solicitor’s paperwork is not in order their bill will be unenforceable. In the current edition of Claims Management magazine, Andrew Twambley, managing partner at Amelans, wrote: “Well, I have a word from the dark side – from the deepest annals of defendant burrows, from behind the largest rock – that an attack is imminent. Mark my words, brace yourselves and hope you are not the ones chosen by them, to be the receivers of test litigation”.