Costs News

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

19 September 2018

Court of Appeal makes rare costs order against CPS for failed prosecution

The Court of Appeal has made a rare order for the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) to pay a successful defendant’s costs after finding that it was a case where the prosecution failed “as a matter of law”. In Najib And Sons... view

19 September 2018

Master was entitled to stay consent order for detailed assessment, High Court rules

An SCCO master was entitled to stay a consent order relating to detailed assessment proceedings because the clients were planning professional negligence proceedings against the solicitors, the High Court has ruled. Riordan and Ors v Moon B... view

19 September 2018

News in brief - 20.09.2018

Council calling Members should have received an email seeking nominations for an upcoming vacancy on the ACL Council - two have been received so far. This is your chance to help steer the direction of the Association. The closing date for n... view

13 September 2018

Costs of discontinuance “could be paid” by another defendant and not the claimant

There is no reason in principle why, on discontinuance, a costs order can be made against another defendant rather than the claimant, a High Court judge has said. However, the argument to do so in the case before Mrs Justice Jefford was not... view

13 September 2018

Court of Appeal rejects bid to read part 36 provisions into Upper Tribunal rules

The Court of Appeal has rejected a bid to read part 36-type provisions into the costs rules of the Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber). In Mann and Ors v Transport for London [2018] EWCA Civ 1520, 16 claimants appealed against the tribunal&rsquo... view