Press Articles



12 September 2018

Were lawyers ready for the electronic bill of costs?

We are five months into the compulsory electronic bill of costs and so far all is quiet. Obviously it will take time before cases affected by the change hit the courts, but research undertaken by the Association of Costs Lawyers has shown that m... view

30 July 2018

Litigation Funding - Proportionality

David Cooper, ACL Council member, looks at the latest developments on proportionality  The Holy Grail in the costs world right now is definitive guidance on applying the proportionality test. It was an issue that has come up time and a... view

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