Reasonable costs recoverable by solicitor enforcing award in respect of his own company’s fees

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SHACKLETON & ASSOCIATES LTD v (1) ALI MARZOOK ALI BIN KAMIL AL SHAMSI (2) MOHAMMED ALI MARZOOK ALI BIN KAMIL AL SHAMSI (3) MARZOOK ALI MARZOOK ALI BIN KAMIL AL SHAMSI  [2017] EWHC 304 QBD 23/02/2017

An interesting case on costs where a company owned by a solicitor providing arbitration services was represented by that solicitor  to enforce an arbitration award in respect of its fees – it being unusual for a lawyer to provide his services as an unpaid litigant.

A reasonable and fair amount could be recovered in respect of the services, as the time spent on the claimant’s pursuit of its fees could have been devoted to other cases and to disallow time would risk a result not consistent with justice.   The determination of a reasonable and fair amount was a matter for detailed assessment.

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