Miners’ advisers could be forced to dig deep

Just two weeks after Beresfords senior partner Jim Beresford was revealed to be the UK’s richest lawyer after taking home £16.8m in one year, it seems he may have to give a bit back.

The High Court has ruled that miners’ lawyers were being paid far too much for processing fast-tracked claims. See Story

Irwin Mitchell is advising the extensively titled law firm faction the British Coal Corporation Respiratory Disease Litigation Solicitors’ Group. As one of the firms that is set to lose out, this could be an expensive case for Irwin Mitchell to lose.