Alison Kirby is a partner at Howes Percival and a member of the Civil Litigation Section committee. Alison is ranked in the top tier in East Anglia for commercial litigation and insolvency & corporate recovery in the Legal 500.
Alison Kirby analyses this judgment in which the High Court has considered, for the first time, whether the Arkin cap - the principle that a funder’s potential liability for adverse costs will be limited to the amount of the funding provided - still fits.
Section committee members James Perry and Alison Kirby give their personal take on some of the key developments in civil litigation this year, and share their predictions for 2018.
An appeal court ruling may have delivered a serious body blow to solicitors offering unbundled services without being held liable for matters beyond those in their client retainer. Alison Kirby discusses the Patel judgment.