Costs News

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21 August 2019

CLSB unveils first rise to cost of practising since 2011

The Costs Lawyer Standards Board (CLSB) has proposed a first increase in the practising certificate fee (PCF) since 2011, with a £25 hike to £275 on the cards for the 2020 practising year. A consultation paper said that, “... view

21 August 2019

Lawyers escape non-party order over client’s claim that sought to recover costs shortfall

Solicitors who acted for a client claiming as damages the fees which the client owed them for work done for him in earlier proceedings should not be ordered to pay costs if it fails, the High Court has ruled. Lady Justice Rose – sitti... view

21 August 2019

Simple comparison between each side’s costs “not enough” to find bill unreasonable

A court cannot say that one party’s costs are unreasonably high because they are substantially greater than the other’s, the High Court has ruled. In Monex Europe Ltd v Pothecary and Anor [2019] EWHC 2204 (QB), the High Court ha... view

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