Costs News

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13 December 2018

Leading firm left with court fees-only budget after human error leads to late filing

A well-known law firm that served its budget late due to human error has been left with a court fees-only budget after failing in its application for relief from sanction. An undertaking to cover the costs thrown away as a result on an indemnity... view

13 December 2018

News in brief 13.12.2018

Membership renewal reminder The ACL sent out membership renewal notices last week. Members are reminded that payment should be received by 31 December. Any member who has not received their renewal notice should email enquiries@costslawyer.... view

13 December 2018

Preliminary issue hearings in media cases should have their own budgets, says judge

Parties seeking preliminary issue trials in media and communications cases need to address costs budgeting as part of that process, the judge in charge of the list has cautioned. Mr Justice Warby said there was “an emerging practice o... view

06 December 2018

Call to tighten escapes from costs sanctions for failing to engage in ADR

The rules on using costs sanctions to encourage parties to mediate need to be tightened up so they are not so easy to escape, a major report recommended this week. The Civil Justice Council’s (CJC) ADR working group also floated the i... view

06 December 2018

Court will require bill of costs before allowing payment of out protected party’s damages

Solicitors will in future have to provide a bill or breakdown of costs when seeking payment of success fees and after-the-event (ATE) premiums out of the damages of children or protected parties, the Civil Procedure Rule Committee (CPRC) has dec... view