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ENRC challenges Dechert over legal fees

13 th February 2017

A senior costs judge has given permission for Eurasian Natural Resources Corp (ENRC) to challenge £16 million of a £25 million legal bill. Master Jason Rowley described Dechert's bill for its investigation into allegations of corruption at ENRC as "highly unrealistic" as he dismissed the law firm's attempt to have the case thrown out arguing it was out of time. ENRC accuses partners at the firm of "systematic and gross overcharging".

Jonathan Ames

Times, 13 February 2017, 43

Subject: Civil procedure, Legal Profession

Keywords: Costs assessments; Fees; Law firms; Time limits

Companies referred: Dechert LLP; Eurasian Natural Resources Corp Ltd