Costs News

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14 March 2019

Court of Appeal rejects challenge to costs ordered over failed Brexit judicial review

The Court of Appeal has upheld a costs order against claimants who failed in their challenge to Prime Minister Theresa May’s decision to invoke article 50. They argued that the decision was unlawful because it was based upon the resul... view

14 March 2019

Defendant fails in mis-certification claim to reduce £182,000 bill to zero

NHS Resolution has failed in an attempt to argue that mis-certification meant that a bill of £182,000 should be reduced to zero. Murray v Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust [2019] EWHC 539 (QB) was a clinical negligence claim that... view

14 March 2019

News in brief - 14.03.2019

Lethem promoted to circuit bench Chris Lethem (pictured), who led the way in using costs management as a district judge and regional costs judge long before it became a requirement, has been appointed a circuit judge on the South Eastern Ci... view

07 March 2019

Agency fees for medical records recoverable despite no provision in EL-PL protocol

Claimants in low-value public liability cases are able to recover medical agency fees incurred in obtaining medical records even though there is no express provision in the CPR, a circuit judge has ruled. But His Honour Judge Graham Wood QC... view

07 March 2019

Man who covered father-in-law’s costs was not “party chargeable with the bills”

The Solicitors Act process is not available to a third party who a court found had agreed to cover the costs of a solicitor’s client as he was not the “party chargeable with the bills”, the High Court has ruled. Richard Sl... view