Costs News

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14 November 2019

Lack of explanation for costs budget decision not enough to overturn it, High Court rules

The High Court has rejected an appeal against a costs budget decision that said “instruction of leading counsel is not approved” without explaining further. Easteye Ltd v Malhotra Property Investments Ltd and Ors [2019] EWHC 282... view

14 November 2019

News in brief - 14.11.2019

ACL survey live We are running our usual member survey to coincide with the Manchester conference. This provides valuable data for the ACL and also provides PR opportunities. You can take the survey from the comfort of your own desk here. I... view

14 November 2019

Tribunal wrongly substituted own view of claimant’s decisions in making costs order

An employment tribunal (ET) that ordered an unsuccessful claimant to pay costs of £20,000 made the mistake of substituting its own view of decisions taken by the litigant, rather than reviewing the reasonableness of those decisions, the Em... view

07 November 2019

Court can order interim costs payment after part 36 offer is accepted

Courts do have the power to order an interim payment on account of costs where a part 36 offer has been accepted, the Court of Appeal has ruled. The decision in Global Assets Advisory Services Ltd and Anor v Grandlane Developments Ltd and O... view

07 November 2019

Legal Services Board approves 10% hike in Costs Lawyer practising fee

The Legal Services Board (LSB) has approved the Costs Lawyer Standards Board’s (CLSB) application to increase the practising certificate fee (PCF) by 10% to £275, the first increase since 2011. Twenty-five of the 30 responses to... view