Costs News

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15 March 2018

News in brief - 15.03.2018

Beware of bogus ACL email The ACL is aware that some members have received emails purportedly from the ACL about an ‘invoice’. The sender address is clearly not genuine and the recipient is asked to click on a link to access the... view

15 March 2018

Budgeted costs “unaffected” by cut in hourly rates for incurred costs

A reduction in hourly rates of incurred costs is not a good reason to do the same for hourly rates in the budget, a costs judge has ruled. The latest in a series of judgments on the issue, Master Nagalingam ruled that “hourly rates ho... view

15 March 2018

Monthly bills under a discounted CFA were not statute bills, High Court rules

A master was wrong to find that monthly bills delivered by a solicitor to his client under a discounted conditional fee agreement (CFA) were statute bills, the High Court has found. As a result of the decision of Master Rowley (pictured), t... view

08 March 2018

News in brief - 08.03.2018

CCCL acquires PH Costs Civil and Commercial Costs Lawyers (CCCL) has acquired Bristol-based PH Costs Solutions. The two founders and directors, Mark Hardcastle and Steve Page, will be joining the CCCL team as part of the deal. CCCL man... view

08 March 2018

Electronic bill “bound to save time and costs”, says Jackson as he bids farewell

The new form electronic bill is “bound to save time and costs” and soon “people will be amazed that we had put up with the old paper-based bill for so long”, Lord Justice Jackson predicted this week as he reflected on his... view