Costs News

A place for members and the public alike to discover what's going on in the industry.

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

07 November 2019

News in brief - 07.11.2019

Your views sought on how the ACL is run ACL Council members are holding an open forum at 3.45pm on Friday 15 November, immediately following the Manchester 2019 conference. There is no set agenda; it is an opportunity for members to ex... view

31 October 2019

Counsel’s fees in RTA claim that leaves portal must come out of fixed costs

Counsel’s fees for an opinion on quantum in a road traffic accident (RTA) involving a child that falls out of the portal are included in the fixed costs and cannot be recovered as a disbursement, the Court of Appeal has ruled. Lord Ju... view

31 October 2019

District judge was wrong to recuse himself from assessing fellow judge’s costs

A regional costs judge was wrong to recuse himself from dealing with the costs of counsel where the barrister had subsequently become a colleague, the High Court has ruled. Mr Justice Waksman said “judicial discomfort” at the si... view