24 Jul Statement in respect of Wedlake Bell v Lord Magan

A spokesman for Croft Solicitors said “Lord Magan is currently litigating against Wedlake Bell regarding their claimed legal fees.  Wedlake Bell accept that they had no written retainer with our client.  The Judge’s findings in the case so far, only relate to whether or not an implied or express (oral) retainer could be relied upon by them.  It is a fairly novel point, as 99.99% of all law firms send their client a written retainer.  The case continues as we expect Lord Magan will reduce the sums claimed significantly.”

A spokesman for Lord Magan commented “Wedlake Bell’s fees will be reduced significantly by the Court, this was only the first stage of a lengthy case.”


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