Costs News


15 November 2018

High Court rules final figures are needed to approve budget

A Queen’s Bench master should not have approved only the constituent parts of a budget without a final figure, the High Court has ruled. Mr Justice Jacobs was told that Master Davison’s usual approach was to approve fee-earner h... view

15 November 2018

News in Brief 15.11.2018

Latest judgment highlights QOCS confusion There has to be a definitive ruling on whether an unsuccessful personal injury defendant who brings an unsuccessful counterclaim receives the protection of qualified one-way costs shifting (QOCS) fo... view

15 November 2018

Court cannot order payment on account once part 36 offer has been accepted

The court does not have power to order a payment on account of costs in a situation where a part 36 offer has been accepted, a High Court judge has ruled. Mr Justice Birss found the absence of any provision for a payment on account in part... view

13 November 2018

CILEx – A correction

The ACL would like to apologise for any confusion caused by an article, and comments made, last week which inferred a change to CILEx’s regulatory arrangements and the process for qualification as a Chartered Legal Executive. Such a change... view

08 November 2018

News in brief - 08.11.2018

Judge: I would have summarily assessed costs if they weren’t so extraordinarily high A High Court judge has said he would have summarily assessed the costs in an arbitration dispute – had they been 70% lower. Mr Justice And... view