Costs News

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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

11 July 2019

News in brief - 11.07.2019

Time to vote Members were sent ballot papers last Friday to vote for who they want to fill the two new vacancies on the Council. There are six candidates standing. Voting closes on 19 July. Any queries, email ... view

03 July 2019

Budget that included overstated hourly rate was “improper”

A costs budget submitted by Irwin Mitchell in a medical negligence case was “improper” because it included an hourly rate of £465 for a grade A fee-earner instead of the correct figure of £350, the High Court has ruled. ... view

03 July 2019

Claimant refused time extension after three-year delay in applying for assessment hearing

A client of well-known London firm Carter-Ruck who delayed applying for a detailed assessment hearing for more than three years has had his application for an extension of time refused. Master Leonard said the evidence showed that Vivek Rat... view