Costs News

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08 August 2019

High Court refuses to make third-party funder disclosure order

The High Court has rejected a successful claimant’s application for disclosure of third-party funders sitting behind the defendants, finding no justification for such an order. In Rudd v Bridle and Anor [2019] EWHC 1986 (QB), a data p... view

08 August 2019

News in brief - 08.08.2019

Time to vote Members should have received their voting forms to fill the vacancy on the ACL Council. There are three nominees: Stephen Averill, Robert Cook and Kristopher Kilsby. The closing date for ballots is midday on 21 August. Contact... view

08 August 2019

Pledge to “honour” budget was not a binding agreement to cap liability

An agreement by solicitors to “honour” a costs budget did not amount to a binding agreement to limit their clients’ overall liability in costs, the High Court has ruled in upholding a costs judge’s decision. Blyth an... view

01 August 2019

Judge was wrong to award asylum seeker 75% of costs of judicial review

The High Court was wrong to order the government to pay 75% of the costs of an applicant for judicial review in an asylum case as he won only a small, if significant, part of his case, the Court of Appeal has ruled. In R (on the applica... view

01 August 2019

MPs call for extension of QOCS to discrimination cases in county court

Qualified one-way costs-shifting (QOCS) should be introduced for discrimination cases brought in the county court, a group of MPs has recommended. The House of Commons women’s and equality committee report on enforcing the Equality Ac... view