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Local Authority - Negligence in Statutory Function

Council sued for failure to carry out marriage formalities resulting in cancellation of marriage. After assessor gives his preliminary view, compensation agreed within two months of referral to CFJ at 25% of claim. Cost of referral £1,250.

If the matter had remained in court Council would have had to pay both sides costs on a no win no fee basis. These would have been 80 times the fees paid to CFJ.

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