Success fee reduced from 100% to 30% in DWF catastrophic injury claim

The High Court has recently had to assess the appropriate success fee in a DWF catastrophic injury case where liability was admitted but there were complex arguments on causation. Sarah Mir who was involved in the substantive issues and Gill Lines who dealt with costs, discuss the relevant issues and the judge’s decision to reduce the claimant’s success fee from 100% to 30%. Martin v Prince (2014)

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Dave Young


I am part of the Catastrophic Injury Team and provide a wide-ranging service for insurers but with particular focus upon brain injury, paralysis and amputation claims.


Steven Dawson

Director - Head of Costs Services

I am a partner and Head of the Costs Services team.


Sarah Mir

Senior Solicitor

I am a Senior Solicitor in the Insurance team specialising in catastrophic injury and large loss claims.