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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

26 March 2020

You are not alone

Dear members and colleagues, We trust that you are keeping safe and well in the current situation. As we all appreciate, these are trying times both personally and professionally as those on the frontline battle to keep our loved ones... view

19 March 2020

Courts to continue sitting despite coronavirus, says Lord Chancellor

The courts across England and Wales should go on sitting despite the “unprecedented public health emergency”, the Lord Chancellor said yesterday, as the draft Coronavirus Bill is set to make provision for more use of remote hearings.... view

19 March 2020

EAT upholds decision of tribunal to cap party’s recoverable costs

An employment tribunal was justified in making a costs order in favour of a defendant that was capped at the maximum the claimant recovered in damages and costs, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has ruled. In Kuwait Oil Company (K.S.C)... view