Costs News

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10 June 2021

Claimants awarded £2,000 for £3.7m claim hit by indemnity costs order

Claimants awarded damages of £2,000 in a claim it pleaded at £3.7m have been ordered to pay the defendant indemnity costs from 10 months before the defendant made a far larger part 36 offer, as a result of their conduct of the litiga... view

10 June 2021

High Court overturns decision to set aside default costs certificate over email error

The High Court has overturned a Senior Courts Costs Office (SCCO) decision to set aside a default costs certificate (DCC) after deciding that an emailed notice of commencement of detailed assessment proceedings was properly served. The emai... view

10 June 2021

News in brief - 10.06.2021

Time to vote for your new Council members Members should have received their ballot papers last week for the election of four new Council members. Please use your vote – voting closes at noon on Thursday 17 June. If you have not recei... view

03 June 2021

Defendant suffered no prejudice by claimant’s failure to file N260 pre-hearing

A defendant did not suffer any prejudice from the claimant failing to produce its statement of costs before a directions hearing and so it could be taken into account, a deputy master has decided. Tribe v Elborne Mitchell LLP (Costs) [2021]... view

03 June 2021

News in brief - 03.06.2021

New issue of Costs Lawyer available next week The May/June issue of Costs Lawyer magazine will be available on the ACL website from next Tuesday. It includes a detailed report of the virtual ACL Conference held at the end of April... view