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Wilsons Solicitors v Bentine & Official Solicitor [2015] EWCA Civ 1168

Michael Kent QC and Simon J Brown appeared for the Official Solicitor and a protected party in the Court of Appeal in a case concerning  solicitor / client assessments under the Solicitors Act 1974. The Court overturned the decision of the High Court and accepted the contention of the Official Solicitor that the relevant provisions of the 1974 Act should be give their natural meaning and that contrary authority was per incuriam. The decision contains detailed discussion as to the convention applicable to the interpretation of consolidating statutes.



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