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Wood v Gorbunova [2013] EWHC 1935 (Ch)

Subject: Civil procedure

Keywords: Costs; Indemnities; Receivers

Summary: Receivers appointed by the court to get in the assets of an estate following the death of a defendant were granted an indemnity out of the estate for 85 per cent of their costs of an application for further powers and mandatory orders. The partial disallowance of the indemnity was made because they had acted unwisely in applying without notice for delivery-up of documents from the deceased's former solicitors.

Member of Chambers: Stephen Atherton QC for the receivers (instructed by Holman Fenwick Willan LLP)