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  • Court refuses to impose CFA condition on amended claim

    Posted on May 4, 2017

    The High Court has refused to make a condition of agreeing to amend a claim that would mean the claimant’s conditional fee agreement (CFA) would not apply to it.
    The Chancellor of the High Court, Sir Geoffrey Vos, was giving judgment in In the matter of James Moore (A Bankrupt) sub nom Mawer (trustee in bankruptcy [...]

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  • EAT upholds wasted costs order over failure to prepare for hearing

    Posted on May 4, 2017

    An employment tribunal was entitled to make a wasted costs order against a claimant’s representative even though a similar application against the claimant himself had been dropped, a High Court judge has ruled.
    In Sykes v Wright (Practice and Procedure: Costs) [2017] UKEAT 0270_15_1402, the claimant failed in his employment tribunal claim. The respondent applied for [...]

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  • Successful claimant loses 50% of costs over bill chaos

    Posted on May 4, 2017

    A successful claimant has been docked 50% of her costs because of her solicitors’ conduct during the detailed assessment proceedings, which saw them serve four different versions of their bill.
    Jago v Whitbread Group PLC was decided last October but has only recently been distributed by Justin Edwards, an associate Costs Lawyer at BLM who had [...]

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  • David Cooper and Paul Bracewell elected as ACL Council Members

    Posted on March 8, 2017

    Following the recent election, David Cooper and Paul Bracewell have be appointed (effective 7 March) to the ACL council.

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  • ACL Training appoints BPP University founder as first chair

    Posted on March 3, 2017

     Leading legal educationalist Professor Carl Lygo has been appointed as the first non-executive chair of ACL Training (ACLT), the Association of Costs Lawyers’ independent training arm.
    Professor Lygo is founder of BPP University, where he is the Vice-Chancellor and also chief executive of the multi-national BPP Professional Education Group.  He will be chairing the management board [...]

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