Costs News

    

01 August 2018

Costs judge “wrongly exercised discretion” when deciding if implied retainer existed

A costs judge was wrong to give the paying party the benefit of the doubt when she was not sure if there was an implied retainer in existence before the written agreement, a High Court judge has ruled. In Robinson v EMW Law LLP [2018] EWHC... view

01 August 2018

News in brief - 02.08.2018

News in brief Disclosure pilot gets green light The Civil Procedure Rule Committee has approved the rules governing the proposal disclosure pilot, which will start in the Business and Property Courts from 1 January 2019, subject to min... view

01 August 2018

Part 36 offer invalid for referring to additional claim mooted but not approved by court

A purported part 36 offer did not comply with the rule because it referred to an additional claim which had been mooted but not approved by the court, the Court of Appeal has decided. In Hertel and Anor v Saunders and Anor [2018] EWCA Civ 1... view

26 July 2018

Fact CFA may have been illegal did not prevent claim over costs negotiation

The fact that a conditional fee agreement (CFA) may have been illegal did not prevent a claim by a law firm over the conduct of a solicitor who had left to set up his own practice but given the firm a lien over the file. In FPH Law (a firm)... view

26 July 2018

News in brief - 26.07.2018

New Council member elected David Bailey-Vella has been elected to fill the vacant seat on the ACL Council. A Costs Lawyer working in-house at housing charity Shelter, Mr Bailey-Vella began working in costs in 2013 at Manchester firm Antony... view