Litigation Recent Decisions 16/05/95

Challenging mode of review of taxation

R v Supreme Court Taxing Office, ex parte John Singh & Co (1995). (QBD (Latham J) 11/4/95).

Summary: Availability of judicial review to challenge decision of a Taxing Master of the Supreme Court.

Application for judicial review by solicitors who challenged the decision of the Supreme Court Taxing Office refusing them a certificate under regulation 16(1) Legal Aid in Criminal and Care Proceedings (Costs) Regulations 1989 for matters raising a point of principle of general importance in respect of a decision of deputy master Pollard of 28/6/93 from a redetermination of costs of £98,874.88 which they were entitled for acting on behalf of a defendant who was convicted of conspiracy to defraud.