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P’s assets were in the region of £1,000,000.
P came from a very large family, with complicated family dynamics. P’s family provided care for P, and there was dispute regarding which of P’s siblings should live with, and care for, P.
The time spent by 3 fee earners attending a family meeting was claimed in the bill (with one fee earner as note taker). The meeting was attended by 5 of P’s siblings, who had differing agendas, and there was disharmony and disagreement amongst the siblings, who remained close to P. Emotions were high and had to be very carefully managed, to ensure the best outcome for P, in his best interests.
The full extent of the difficulties was set out in the narrative of the bill, and referred to in the body of the bill, in respect of the attendance time of each of the three fee earners.
The costs of more than one fee earner are usually rejected on assessment, however, at A&M Bacon we are never complacent, and realise such costs may still be recoverable in exceptional circumstances. We ensure the details of any such circumstances are clearly identified and are fully explained and justified in the bill.
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