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The Sethi Partnership Solicitors

The Barn House, 38 Meadow Way,
Eastcote, Ruislip, Middlesex
England, HA4 8TB

info@sethi.co.uk

Call now: 0208 866 6464
Existing clients tel: 0208 866 6464

The Sethi Partnership Solicitors

The Barn House, 38 Meadow Way,
Eastcote, Ruislip, Middlesex
England, HA4 8TB

info@sethi.co.uk

Costs & Litigation Funding

EXPERIENCED, TRUSTED, COST-EFFECTIVE

We have particular expertise in dealing with issues of costs, including the assessment of costs following successful litigation, solicitor and client costs disputes, and litigation funding.

Cormac Cawley acted for the professional funder in the Commercial Court and in the landmark Court of Appeal case of Arkin –v- Borchard (2005) 3 All ER 613. That was a decision under section 51 of the Senior Courts Act 1981 which introduced the “Arkin Cap” and established the economic model for the current third party litigation funding industry. He also acted with success for the funder in the refusal by the House of Lords of permission to the defendants to appeal the case further. The Arkin case also involved what is understood to be the first application to the Commercial Court for security for costs against a funder pursuant to CPR Part 25.14(2)(b).

Cormac also acted for the Defendant in the recent case of Rosenblatt -v- Man Oil Group [2016] 4 Costs LO 539.  This was a decision of Mrs Justice Elizabeth Laing (on appeal from Senior Costs Judge Master Leonard) on the principles to be applied in permitting a solicitors' retainer to be varied to allow them to charge hourly rates in excess of the fixed fee which had been originally agreed.

Examples of other cases on which we have acted recently:-

  • Advising Solicitors on the terms of a Conditional Fee Agreement in the British Virgin Islands.
  • Section 51 claim for costs against the Director of an unsuccessful claimant company.
  • Drafting a model funding agreement for a third-party funder of litigation following the Arkin case.
  • Challenging Success Fee claimed by Trustees in Bankruptcy where no Notice of Funding had been served on a respondent litigant in person to a claim to reverse an undervalue transaction under section 342 of the Insolvency Act 1986.
  • Acting for a client in seeking an order pursuant to section 68 of the Solicitors Act 1974 requiring their former solicitors to deliver a final statute bill so that the client could seek a solicitor and client assessment of all of the costs charged to them.

Contact our costs and litigation funding lawyers in Ruislip, Middlesex today

Please contact us today on 020 8059 9969} or complete our online enquiry form if you wish to discuss costs and litigation funding.

Coronavirus COVID19 

In light of the Coronavirus and in an effort to assist our clients and the economy, we are offering reduced rates on our fees* in some areas of work valid for the month of April.

We are open for Business as Usual with mindful protection. 

Our lawyers are still fully able and equipped  to assist existing clients and new clients by telephone, email, facetime and online meetings. We are not encouraging face to face appointments but we do have an outside office that can be utilised for signatures etc. whilst keeping in line with social distancing.

Existing Clients
As our legal team are following government advice and working from home, if you need to contact them please call the office or email them directly. All our contact details can be found on our website at ‘Our Team’.

New Clients
At this time we encourage all of our prospective clients to contact us via telephone, e-mail or our online new client enquiry on our website. Your matter will be received by our legal team and they will call or email you back as soon as possible.

If any of our Local Eastcote Residents are alone, struggling or self- isolating and in need of any supplies/food/medicines/ please get in touch with us on 0208 866 6464 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

*Reduced rates include: preparation of Wills, initial 1 hour fixed fee for Employment matters, Landlord &Tenant matters, Conveyancing matters for first time buyers and key workers.

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