Costs News

A place for members and the public alike to discover what's going on in the industry.

18 October 2017

CJC group calls for review of guidance on mediation costs sanctions

There needs to be a review of the Halsey guidance on when costs sanctions should be applied for a failure to mediate, while interim orders should be considered as well, a Civil Justice Council report has suggested. Produced by an expert wor... view

18 October 2017

Government backs new push for clinical negligence fixed costs

The government has accepted the recommendation of Lord Justice Jackson that the Civil Justice Council take over the work to introduce fixed recoverable costs in low-value clinical negligence cases, meaning that a streamlined process needs to be... view

18 October 2017

News in brief - 19.10.2017

Five minutes of your time With the national conference coming up tomorrow, the ACL is running its survey of the current state of the profession and members are invited to take part. It will only take five minutes and can be found here. ... view

12 October 2017

High Court judge cautions against "hindsight" award of indemnity costs

The court must “avoid the dangers of hindsight” when deciding whether to order indemnity costs, a High Court judge has warned. Bank of Ireland (Governors and Company of) & Anor v Watts Group Plc [2017] EWHC 2472 (TCC) involv... view

12 October 2017

Cost of Court of Protection cases “may have chilling effect”, research says

The cost of welfare proceedings in the Court of Protection is “a very serious concern” because of the “very real threat of a chilling effect” on cases being brought by local authorities, groundbreaking empirical research... view