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Experts Costs in Public Law Children Act Cases

Date:10 OCT 2005

Noel Arnold, Trainee Solicitor, Fisher Meredith. Costs relating to the instruction of experts within public law Children Act cases have become a hot topic since the decision of Ryder J in London Borough of Lambeth v S, C, V and J (By His Guardian); Legal Services Commission Intervening [2005] EWHC 776 Fam, [2005] FLR (forthcoming), in May this year and the Legal Services Commission's reaction to it. Noel Arnold looks at the arguments and gives some pointers to solicitors who have to justify to the LSC that they acted in accordance with the Funding Code. See October [2005] Fam Law 800 for the full article.

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