Press Articles



11 August 2017

Electronic billing:

Computers cannot & should not replace the experience of practitioners & the judiciary, says Francis Kendall  Following various pilots since 2015, there has been minimal, arguably no, uptake of the concept of electronic bills of co... view

04 August 2017

Lord Justice Jackson has scaled back his fixed costs proposals, but this is far from the end of the story, writes John van der Luit-Drummond

Lord Justice Jackson returned this week to complete the unfinished business of reforming civil litigation costs and, in so doing, recognised that his feared one-size-fits-all approach was not viable. One could almost hear the collective sigh of re... view

01 August 2017

Harrison and the risks of the inability to stick to costs budgets: ACL survey

The Court of Appeal’s recent ruling in Harrison v University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire NHS Trust was not so much a gentle nudge to solicitors on the importance of costs budgeting, but a sharp elbow in the ribs. ... view

31 July 2017

Changing horses

Steven Davies reports on the ramifications of changing funding from legal aid to a conditional fee agreement In the eagerly awaited decision of Hyde v Milton Keynes Hospital NHS Foundation Trust [2017] EWCA Civ 399, the Court of Appeal has... view

31 July 2017

Jackson on fixed costs: the profession reacts

Initial reaction to Lord Justice Jacksons review of civil litigation costs varied from wholehearted welcome to condemnation as a threat to access to justice.  David Cooper, council member of the Association of Costs Lawyers, said Jacks... view