Costs News

    

15 February 2018

Court holds that offer fails to meet part 36 criteria due to small variation from rule

An offer which purported to come under part 36 but contained a slight deviation from the rule’s terms was not one, the High Court has ruled. James v James and Ors [2018] EWHC 242 (Ch) concerned the costs of a will dispute. There were... view

15 February 2018

Court of Appeal dismantles senior circuit judge’s summary assessment of costs

The Court of Appeal has struck down a senior circuit judge’s decision to summarily assess costs of committal proceedings at £83,500 because he failed to consider whether the money spent was “proportionate or justified”. ... view

15 February 2018

News in brief - 15.02.2018

ACL general meeting to be held next week Members are reminded that a general meeting of the ACL will be held next Wednesday, February 21, at 4.30pm at De Vere Holborn Bars, 138-142 Holborn, London EC1N 2SW. It will consider whether the... view

08 February 2018

Now SCCO judge grants former client access to documents with view to deduction challenge

A costs judge has gone in the opposite direction from two of his colleagues on whether to approve clients’ access to the parts of their files over which they do not have proprietary rights, but said authoritative guidance would help the Se... view

08 February 2018

90% part 36 offer shortly before trial was a genuine attempt to settle, says High Court

The High Court has rejected the argument that a part 36 offer to settle a clinical negligence claim for 90% of its value was not a genuine offer because it was made shortly before trial. JMX (A child by his Mother and Litigation Friend, FMX... view