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28 October 2020

CAT rules £740,000 as reasonable sum for costs of one-day hearing on disclosure

The Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT) has summarily assessed costs of £740,000 for defendants in the truck cartels litigation as reasonable for a one-day hearing on a disclosure application. However, Mr Justice Roth, president of the... view

28 October 2020

News in brief - 29.10.2020

Council election result Following the recent election, the ACL can confirm that Rachel Wallace has been appointed to fill the vacancy on the Council. She is a director of Worcester firm Costsdragon.   Latest Costs Lawyer... view

28 October 2020

Unexpected increase in disclosure a “significant development”, High Court rules

Disclosure that involved five times more documents than anticipated and expressly assumed in a claimant’s budget was a significant development justifying its costs budget being updated, the High Court has ruled. Mr Justice Kerr accept... view

21 October 2020

News in brief - 22.10.2020

Commercial court judges deliver warning over inaccurate time estimates The judges in charge of the Commercial Court and the London Circuit Commercial Court have issued a notice to express their concern about the increase in both courts in t... view

21 October 2020

PI clients must give “informed consent” to deduction of unrecovered costs from damages

Personal injury (PI) law firms need their clients’ informed consent to the deductions that will be made from their damages for outstanding costs, even if that liability is voluntarily capped when it falls due, the High Court has ruled. ... view