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George Spalton


George has been involved in a number of cases involving the assessment of costs both in the County Court and the Supreme Court Costs Office. His experience includes assessment of solicitor and client costs under the Solicitors Act 1974, detailed assessments of inter-party costs and issues relating to CFAs.

George has also recently acted for the solicitors in Weddall v Barchester Healthcare Limited; Germany v Flatman [2011] EWHC 2945 (QB), a decision of Mr Justice Eady concerning non-party cost orders against a firm of solicitors under section 51 of the Senior Courts Act 1981.

He has additionally dealt with a number of cases raising costs related issues – particularly in the context of solicitors’ professional liability work and claims for fees.

George has also appeared before the First Tier Tax Tribunal on an appeal arising in respect of costs issues, on behalf of the taxpayer against HMRC (in British Sky Broadcasting Plc; Pace Plc v HMRC (2012) (First Tier Tax Tribunal) [LON/2008/7164] and [MAN/2007/7008]).