Press Articles



08 October 2018

Ignoring costs lawyer earns judicial rebuke in fee dispute

Master Leonard says Brethertons should have given Kerry-Anne Moore ‘the same professional courtesy as a solicitor’. A costs judge has criticised a firm that ignored a costs lawyer acting on the opposing side in a case concerning... view

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