Decision ID: 003226

In October 1995 the 1971 Fund Executive Committee considered a number of claims for the recovery of fees payable by claimants to their advisers. The Committee endorsed the position taken by the Director, in accordance with the Committee’s decision at its 37th session, that reasonable fees for work carried out would be considered but that fees would not be paid on a contingency or percentage basis, that the question of whether and to what extent fees were payable should be assessed in connection with the examination of the particular claim, taking into account the necessity for the claimant to use expert advice, the usefulness of the work carried out by the expert, the quality of the work, the time needed and the normal rate for work of that kind. .

Date: 30.09.1993
Category: Use and costs of technical and legal experts
Subjects: Claims for professional fees paid by claimants, Criteria to assess the work and costs of experts engaged by claimants