How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Ash Your Own Question
Ash
Ash, Solicitor
Category: Law
Satisfied Customers: 10916
Experience:  Solicitor with 5+ years experience
75100385
Type Your Law Question Here...
Ash is online now

The council had in house solicitors and were therefore representing

Customer Question

The council had in house solicitors and were therefore representing themselves. Indeed one was a main witness. Are they not litigants in person and therefore not entitled to their own costs?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Ash replied 3 years ago.
Alex Watts :

Hello and thank you for requesting me.

Alex Watts :

If they were representing the Council in a formal capacity they would be entitled to costs.

Alex Watts :

But if a Solicitor was a witness then they could not claim for the costs of attending trial as they were a witness

Alex Watts :

Only the costs of actual litigation can be claimed

Alex Watts :

Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?

Alex Watts :

If I could invite you to rate my answer before you go today - the button should be at the bottom of the screen. If you need more help please click reply.