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PW and Others v Luton Borough Council [2017] EWHC 3028 (Fam)

Sep 29, 2018, 21:57 PM
Costs – Legal aid – Application of statutory charge to damages – Failure to make a prompt decision – Whether the claimants’ had faced increased costs as a result – Whether the LAA should meet those costs
The Legal Aid Agency was ordered to pay the claimants’ increased costs which arose as a result of the LAA failing to make a decision as to the applicability of the statutory charge when it could and should have.
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(Family Division, Cobb J, 6 September 2017)

Costs – Legal aid – Application of statutory charge to damages – Failure to make a prompt decision – Whether the claimants’ had faced increased costs as a result – Whether the LAA should meet those costs

The Legal Aid Agency was ordered to pay the claimants’ increased costs which arose as a result of the LAA failing to make a decision as to the applicability of the statutory charge when it could and should have.


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No. LU15C03851/HQ17X03213
Neutral Citation Number: [2017] EWHC 3028 (Fam)
IN THE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE
FAMILY DIVISION
Royal Courts of Justice
Monday 6th September 2017



Before:

MR JUSTICE COBB
(In Private)

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B E T W E E N:

 PW MT SW & TW 
Claimants

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 LUTON BOROUGH COUNCIL 
Defendant

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MR C BUTLER (instructed by Leigh Day) appeared on behalf of SW and TW.

MS M SAVAGE (instructed by the Local Authority) appeared on behalf of the Defendant.

MR M BIRDLING (instructed by the Government Legal Department) appeared on behalf of the Legal Aid Agency.

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J U D G M E N T 


Judgment: 
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