In what circumstances were you able to obtain a pro bono cost order? Resisting a summary dismissal application and obtaining specific disclosure for the claimant, an elderly Afghani lady, on her claim for around £70,000 said to have been fraudulently obtained from her (Jalazadeh v Hakime).
How did you hear about pro bono cost orders? Through the Bar Pro Bono Unit.
How easy was the process? “Obtaining the costs order was as simple as mentioning the relevant CPR provision in the skeleton and including the Pro Bono Unit’s suggested wording in the draft order. There was no push-back from the district judge at all.”
How much money did you raise from the pro bono cost order? £2,000
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