Costs News

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19 April 2018

Gordon-Saker: No need to file electronic bill at court when serving notice of commencement

Electronic copies of the bill should not be filed at court when notice of commencement is served on the paying party, the Senior Costs Judge has told the ACL. Council member Claire Green, who has been leading the association’s work on... view

19 April 2018

News in brief - 19.04.2018

Government keen on more fixed costs, minister confirms The government supports the principle of extending fixed recoverable costs (FRC), Ministry of Justice spokesman Lord Keen told lawyers this week, but gave no idea as to when a planned c... view

19 April 2018

Supreme Court: Insurer that went round firm to settle claim must still pay costs

An insurance company that settled personal injury claims directly with the clients of a law firm has to pay the solicitors the costs they would have earned, the Supreme Court ruled yesterday. Lord Briggs said that the CFAs made between Ches... view

12 April 2018

Court of Protection rejects Official Solicitor’s claim for costs over abandoned test cases

The Court of Protection has rejected an application by the Official Solicitor to recover its costs in dealing with test cases over the deprivation of liberty of mentally capacitated adults which were ultimately dropped. Mr Justice Baker sai... view

12 April 2018

News in brief - 12.04.2018

Bacon on the bench Leading costs silk Nick Bacon of 4 New Square has been appointed as a Recorder (Crime) for the Midland Circuit. The appointment is part-time and took effect last week. He was one of 133 Recorders out of almost 2,500 appli... view