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I have a further footnote to add to the Simcoe v Jacuzzi UK Group plc  EWCA Civ 137 decision.
The Master of the Rolls, in his judgment, had expressed concerns that for a case which settled pre-trial for £12,750 the Claimant’s solicitors, Irwin Mitchell, had recovered nearly £75,000 by way of legal costs.
It has subsequently been reported that Mr Simcoe, the Claimant, was unaware of the level of costs paid to his lawyers. However, he was quick to rush to their defence. He was reported, in the press edition of The Telegraph, as saying:
“I had no idea it was that much. They didn’t tell me. It’s a lot more than me and I’m the one who got damaged for the rest of my life. It is a bit greedy to go back and claim interest.”
The Yorkshire Evening Post quoted him as saying:
“It seems very greedy to me – I’m the one who was left with permanent damage to my hand.”
I note Irwin Mitchell’s website has various quotes from previous clients, such as:
“Throughout my case, I had the peace of mind that one only experiences when matters are dealt with by absolute professionals. “, Daniel, London
“Your advice, support, knowledge and listening ear have always been very much appreciated by us both.”, Mike and Janet, York
Now they have got some more quotes to use.
On a similar subject, try typing “It is a bit greedy to go back and claim interest” into Google and see what advertisement pops up.