Press Articles



19 July 2018

Fixed costs versus consent orders: Bratek v Clark-Drain Ltd

Since their introduction in 2013, the protocols for low-value personal injury claims have been fertile ground for costs jurisprudence, particularly cases involving receiving parties’ attempts to circumvent the fixed costs regime in part 45... view

21 June 2018

Measure of Success

Francis Kendall examines a recent case on 100% success fees One of Lord Justice Jackson’s many complaints about the pre-LASPO personal injury (PI) market was that there was precious little competition between law firms. But his hope t... view

08 May 2018

Switching from legal aid to CFA: Surrey v Barnet and Chase Farm Hospitals NHS Trust

The issue of funding is often one which causes satellite litigation. Indeed, it may have been one of the driving factors behind the civil justice reforms. When the ideas of Jackson LJ were enshrined into legislation in the form of the Legal Aid... view

05 April 2018

E-Day arrives

By Claire Green, council member at the Association of Costs Lawyers The new form electronic bill, coming into force on 6 April, is “bound to save time and costs” and soon “people will be amazed that we had put up with the... view

03 April 2018

Incurred costs: Tucker v Griffiths and Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

In May 2017, Master Rowley handed down judgment in Stephen Tucker v Dr Rosemary Griffiths and Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, dealing with various issues arising as preliminary points in a detailed assessment. The case centred on an al... view