Costs News

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

02 April 2020

ACL update on the coronavirus crisis

Dear members and colleagues, I promised an update following the virtual Council meeting which took place on 30 March. I am pleased to say that Council was at full complement and that all issues reported here were discussed at some length. ... view

02 April 2020

News in brief - 02.04.2020

Leading chambers launches costs ADR service Leading costs set 4 New Square has launched a costs ADR service “bespoke to these unprecedented times”, offering neutral evaluations and binding expert determinations and/or assessment... view

02 April 2020

Shorter trial scheme: Size of costs not enough to displace summary assessment

The “mere fact” that a party has incurred substantial costs for the trial of a preliminary issue in a case running under the shorter trials scheme is not enough to displace the general rule in favour of summary assessment, the High C... view

26 March 2020

CLSB relaxes limit on e-learning for this year’s CPD

Costs Lawyers will be able to obtain all of their CPD points for 2020 from remote learning activities if needed, the Costs Lawyer Standards Board (CLSB) has announced in advice to the profession on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. ... view

26 March 2020

News in brief - 26.03.2020

Successful claimant denied costs because of “inadequate” solicitor A district judge has refused a successful claimant their fixed costs because of the conduct of the solicitor. According to Francesca O’Neill, a barrister... view