News Litigation Law firms The Bar Leigh Day’s £105m Trafigura costs hit legal brick wall By The Lawyer 6 March 2011 00:00 17 December 2015 15:16 Sign in or register to continue reading. It's FREE Sign in Email Password Keep me logged in Forgot your password? Not registered? It's FREE! Register now Register with The Lawyer Anonymous 8 March 2011 at 11:47 With respect, it is a bit of an overstatement to say they’ve ‘hit a brick wall’ In Judgment on the preliminary points, Leigh Day & Co conceded-in-part the media costs (as above) but they are likely to either just put a line through the items upon detailed assessment or amend the Sample Bills. Similarly, and if anything more surprisingly, Leigh Day were seeking recovery of expenses in recruting and training staff to handle the 29,000-odd cases! As expected (i hope!) these were deemed office overheads and disallowed. Reply Link Anonymous 9 March 2011 at 17:21 As long as we still have an archaic ‘opt in’ system for group actions,(where each claimant must have a separate claim form etc) firms running these actions will typically have massive up front costs including the recruitment of staff to deal with the individual claims. Those who criticise costs in these actions are unsurprisingly the Deft lawyers – . Reply Link Name Email Cancel reply Threaded commenting powered by interconnect/it code.