I am not sure if I am getting the right information in a legal matter I am currently involved in as an executor of will of my late parents' estate. The estate is challenged by my sister who was left out of my parents' will. I want to run it's full course, being a date at trial and tried to mediate with her but she is being unrealistic so I had no choice. My question is: if the judge says to my solicitor's firm that costs have to be capped... can the firm still pursue costs that are over the capped fee. For example, if the capped fee is at $50,000 and the firm's costs are at $80,000, the outstanding is $30,000. Is the estate liable or is it what the court caps the fee at? If anyone can clarify this for me, I would appreciate it a lot.