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17 JUL 2012

Wright Hassall LLP v Morris [2012] EWHC 188 (Ch); [2012] BPIR 654

(Chancery Division, His Honour Judge David Cooke (sitting as a High Court judge), 9 February 2012)

A firm of solicitors had acted under a CFA on behalf of two companies in administration. After not being paid, it later sued for its fees, naming the administrator as the defendant and costs were ordered. The firm claimed that the order named the administrator as the defendant and therefore he was personally liable, asserting that the fact that he was referred to as the administrator was irrelevant, drawing an analogy with the liability of trustees who were generally personally responsible for contracts entered into in the execution of a trust...

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