Costs News

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18 July 2019

CA issues proportionality test guidance and targets ATE premium challenges

The ACL has welcomed long-awaited guidance issued by the Court of Appeal on how judges should apply the proportionality test, while the ruling also looks to minimise disputes over the reasonableness of block-rated after-the-event (ATE) insurance... view

18 July 2019

News in brief - 18.07.2019

Time to vote Members still have time to vote for who they want to fill the two new vacancies on the Council. There are six candidates standing. Voting closes tomorrow. Any queries, email enquiries@costslawyer.co.uk.   Costs w... view

18 July 2019

NHS Resolution hails success in reducing claimants’ costs budgets

NHS Resolution has hailed its success in reducing claimants’ costs budgets as new figures show that the amount it is paying out to opposing lawyers has fallen for a second year running. Its annual report, published last week, said dam... view

11 July 2019

High Court rejects appeal over master’s comments on proportionality test

The Senior Costs Judge did not misdirect himself in observing that costs he found proportionate under the pre-2013 rule would not have been so had the case been run under the new test, the High Court has ruled. Mrs Justice Lambert said Mast... view

11 July 2019

Judge took account of wrong schedule of loss when judging proportionality

An employment tribunal judge took account of the wrong schedule of loss when ruling on the proportionality of costs she ordered against a claimant, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has ruled. Gosalakkal v University Hospitals of Leicest... view