Costs News

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19 September 2019

Licensing Act allowed district judge to make non-party costs orders, says High Court

A district judge was entitled to make a non-party costs order in a licensing case, the High Court has ruled, but the failure to give that party proper notice of the application constituted a breach of natural justice. In Aldemir v Cornwall... view

19 September 2019

News in brief - 19.09.2019

SCCO e-filing webinars next week In advance of the voluntary use of electronic filing coming to the Senior Courts Costs Office on 7 October, it is running three WebEx webinars – one-hour events hosted by Thomson Reuters – t... view

19 September 2019

Review envisages future where all legal services – including costs work – are regulated

An alternative regulatory regime that sees all legal services regulated – including costs work – but providers subject to different requirements depending on the work they do has been mooted by the Independent Review of Legal Service... view

12 September 2019

CLSB eyes power to issue interim suspensions for Costs Lawyers in serious cases

The Costs Lawyer Standards Board (CLSB) is to consult on adopting powers that would allow it to issue the interim suspension of a Costs Lawyer in serious cases, it has emerged. It has also been praised by the Legal Services Board (LSB) for... view

12 September 2019

CPR update clarifies cut-off between budgeted and incurred costs

A change to practice direction 3E comes into force on 1 October to provide clearer guidance on the cut-off between budgeted costs and incurred costs, it has been confirmed. The 109th update to the CPR issued by the Civil Procedure Rule Comm... view