Fladgate sues client over £100,000 unpaid fees

Mayfair firm Fladgate Fielder is suing client Andrew McLeod-Ross for more than £100,000 in a dispute over allegedly unpaid fees.

In an action brought by Fladgate’s head of litigation Simon Jeremy Ekins, the firm is also suing Edward Benyon after he stood as guarantor for McLeod-Ross’s fees, according to a High Court claim.

McLeod-Ross owed a total of £83,492.45 for work after being sent seven invoices for professional services, and Benyon entered into three deeds of guarantee in November 2002 and January 2003, the claim says.

In consideration for the firm continuing to act for McLeod-Ross, Benyon agreed to pay an uplift of 25 per cent of fees, as well as interest, the court will hear.

Despite numerous reminders, it is alleged that the original invoice total remains outstanding, as does the uplift fee of £24,949.06.

Fladgate Fielder is now suing Reading-based McLeod-Ross and Benyon, also of Reading for £108,459.81, with interest running at £18.30 a day.