01 September 2014
IP advice and the blame game: It’s always someone else’s fault
Once, I was sitting with a client in court, when the issue of costs was being decided. Before the case had gone to trial, I had extracted from the other side that they would pay, no matter what, a proportion of our costs for them not arguing certain points in court. It was set out in a formal letter.
The other side’s barrister got up – having won at trial and requested of the judge that his client got all their costs back. They even claimed that the costs I’d negotiated they pay, were not ‘in any event’, and that they could, in fact, claim their costs from my client.