Costs News

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16 January 2020

News in brief - 16.01.2020

Capped costs pilot plea If any member has experience of the capped costs pilot and is willing to speak about it, please could they contact the office on Thank you.   Bid to get round cost-shifting... view

16 January 2020

CLSB lays out plan to reform CPD – but 12 points requirement will remain

The Costs Lawyer Standards Board (CLSB) has proposed liberalising the continuing professional development (CPD) rules to an extent – but not removing the requirement to undertake at least 12 hours of learning a year. Following a revie... view

16 January 2020

Part 36 uplift is 10% or nothing, rule committee decides

The 10% uplift on costs for beating a part 36 offer is ‘all or nothing’ and judges cannot award less, the Civil Procedure Rule Committee (CPRC) has confirmed. At its meeting in November, the committee left in place Mr Justice St... view

08 January 2020

News in brief - 09.01.2020

Mandatory e-filing deadline approaches From 20 January, it will be mandatory for legally represented parties to use the e-filing service to start and/or continue any relevant claims, detailed assessment proceedings or applications for Senio... view

08 January 2020

Offer acceptance applied only to accident victim’s father and not other dependants

The acceptance of a part 36 offer applied only to the father of a teenager who died in a car crash and not to potential claims of other dependants, the High Court has ruled. Mr Justice Turner said it was “perfectly open” to a de... view