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14 June 2018

Judge allows defendant’s acceptance of £950 part 36 offer after claim value increased to £125k

A claimant that left a £950 part 36 offer open has failed to overturn the defendant’s eventual acceptance of it after the claimant had increased the claim to £125,000. The details of Hogg v Newton, decided last month by Hi... view

14 June 2018

Losing party that claimed payment on account would stifle appeal loses bid for stay

The High Court has rejected an application to stay an order for payment on account of costs from an unsuccessful claimant who argued that he would not be able to pursue an appeal without one. Hincks v Sense Network Ltd (Costs) [2018] E... view

14 June 2018

News in brief - 14.06.2018

CA corrects judge’s erroneous part 36 decision The Court of Appeal has overturned the decision of a High Court judge who was wrongly told by counsel that indemnity costs were the default order when a claimant failed to beat a part 36... view

07 June 2018

“Who writes the cheque” test did not reflect winner in group travel claim, says Court of Appeal

A High Court judge was wrong to equate ‘who receives the cheque’ with the successful party in a complex group claim, the Court of Appeal has ruled. It also bemoaned the fact that the main driver of the case had long been the cos... view

07 June 2018

ACLT’s head of education urges CLSB to approve revised training course

Kirsty Allison, the head of education at ACL Training, has urged the Costs Lawyer Standards Board (CLSB) to approve the ACL’s revised course and called for Costs Lawyers to respond to the CLSB’s consultation on its proposed Costs Law... view