Costs News

20 July 2017

Claimant costs in clinical negligence cases “continue to spiral”

NHS Resolution (NHSR) – the new name for the NHS Litigation Authority – paid out nearly £500m in claimant costs over the last year, which was a 19% rise on the previous 12 months, its annual report has shown. It paid nearl... view

20 July 2017

News in brief - 20-07-2017

New ACL website goes live The ACL’s new website was ‘soft’ launched this week. It was previous chairman Sue Nash’s idea to relaunch the site, and she helped push it forward during her time in office. Tabitha Cre... view

20 July 2017

Tribunal was able to make ‘period’ costs order in DBA case, says EAT

An employment tribunal (ET) could make a ‘period’ costs award even when the claimants had entered into a damages-based agreement (DBA) under which they agreed to pay 10% of their damages to their solicitors, the Employment Appeal Tri... view

13 July 2017

News in brief 13 July 2017

Time to vote The ACL has sent out voting forms for the vacancy on the ACL Council. They must be received by 12 noon on Tuesday 25 July. There are three candidates: Claire Green, Oliver Horsepool and Jason Osborn. If you have not received yo... view

13 July 2017

Party that filed budget a day late loses sanction appeal

A defendant that filed its £50,000 costs budget a day late – meaning it was limited to the applicable court fees only – has failed to overturn a decision not to grant relief from sanctions. Mr Daniel Alexander QC, sitting... view