Costs News

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17 August 2017

Court “has power” to order party to serve amended bill of costs

The court can order a party to serve an amended bill of costs even though there is no specific power in the CPR, the Senior Costs Judge has decided.  Master Gordon-Saker (pictured) was ruling in a case where he was asked to make such a... view

17 August 2017

News in brief - 17.08.2017

Costs Lawyers go Green Claire Green (pictured), the outgoing ACL policy officer, has been elected to the vacant seat on the ACL Council.   Reduction of incurred hourly rates knocks on to budget rates, says master A deput... view

17 August 2017

Master calls for rule committee to step in on costs of budgeting

The Civil Procedure Rule Committee may need to look at resolving a significant issue for Costs Lawyers over the costs of costs budgeting, a High Court master has suggested.  Master McCloud, sitting as a deputy costs judge, identified t... view

03 August 2017

“Now is not the time to remedy the problem of incurred costs”

Lord Justice Jackson’s review said the problem of incurred costs in the budgeting process had been highlighted by both claimant and defendant lawyers, but that now was not the time to implement solution.  Though it was not a func... view

03 August 2017

Jackson pulls back from fixed costs for all cases up to £250k

A “sea change” in attitudes towards costs management, especially in the last 18 months, has “eliminated any need” to develop fixed recoverable costs (FRC) for all cases worth up to £250,000, Lord Justice Jackson (pi... view