Costs News

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15 December 2021

SCCO judge stops senior partner from claiming costs as executor

A costs judge has prevented the former senior partner of a law firm from claiming tens of thousands of pounds in costs as executor of an estate. Costs Judge Rowley (pictured) said that, in the absence of a charging clause in the will, it wa... view

08 December 2021

News in brief - 09.12.2021

New ACL Council member Laura Rees, a Costs Lawyer at defendant firm Hill Dickinson, has been this week joined the ACL Council. Ms Rees, who joined the firm earlier this year from NWL Costs Lawyers, also sits as a magistrate.   ... view

08 December 2021

“Reprehensible conduct” of party in child case sufficient to make costs order

A father’s “reprehensible conduct” towards a child – specifically, poisoning his wife and her parents – and not just his unreasonable conduct of the litigation is grounds for making a costs order, the High Court has... view

08 December 2021

High Court judge orders costs payment despite absence of schedule

Costs schedules have been under the microscope in two High Court rulings, with the judge ordering costs in one despite the absence of a schedule and a party receiving a ticking off for complaining that the schedule was served by email in the oth... view

02 December 2021

CA: Global Calderbank offer in split trial is not equivalent to part 36 offer

A deputy High Court judge was right to find that a global Calderbank offer made in a split trial case was not the equivalent of a part 36 offer, the Court of Appeal has ruled. Lord Justice Green said to hold otherwise would be inconsistent... view