Costs News

A place for members and the public alike to discover what's going on in the industry.

02 December 2021

Master of the Rolls sets out vision for fundamental review of costs rules

The Master of the Rolls told Costs Lawyers last week that he wanted a review of costs management and a longer-term look at the future of civil costs more generally. Giving the keynote address to the ACL annual conference in London, Sir Geof... view

02 December 2021

News in brief - 02.12.2021

Fill the vacancies on the ACL Council Members should have received an email inviting nominations for the two vacancies on the ACL Council. Supporting the association and the profession is in everyone’s interests and the council is key... view

24 November 2021

High Court overturns costs judge’s ruling to grant advocates costs out of central funds

The High Court has overturned a costs judge’s decision that an advocate appointed by the court to act in proceedings under section 4A of the Criminal Procedure (Insanity) Act 1964 (CPIA) following a finding that the defendant is not fit to... view

24 November 2021

News in brief - 25.11.2021

Fill the vacancies on the ACL Council Members should have received an email this week inviting nominations for the two vacancies on the ACL Council. Supporting the association and the profession is in everyone’s interests and the coun... view

24 November 2021

Part 36 offer for 99% of damages was “genuine attempt to settle”

A part 36 offer for 99% of the damages claimed was a genuine attempt to settle given that the claimant did not think the defendant had a realistic prospect of defending the case, the High Court has ruled. In a judgment packed with decisions... view