Costs News

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

06 December 2018

Call to tighten escapes from costs sanctions for failing to engage in ADR

The rules on using costs sanctions to encourage parties to mediate need to be tightened up so they are not so easy to escape, a major report recommended this week. The Civil Justice Council’s (CJC) ADR working group also floated the i... view

06 December 2018

Court will require bill of costs before allowing payment of out protected party’s damages

Solicitors will in future have to provide a bill or breakdown of costs when seeking payment of success fees and after-the-event (ATE) premiums out of the damages of children or protected parties, the Civil Procedure Rule Committee (CPRC) has dec... view

06 December 2018

News in brief - 06.12.2018

Latest version of ACL bill goes live Version 20 of the ACL’s electronic bill is now available on the website. It fixes a few minor errors and user issues.   Success fee recovery in defamation to end The government... view

29 November 2018

Court of Appeal: Statute bills do not have to include profit costs and disbursements

A statute bill does not have to include both profit costs and disbursements, the Court of Appeal has ruled. Lord Justice Newey said separate billing for profit costs and disbursements was common nowadays and did not give rise to problems. ... view

29 November 2018

News in brief 29.11.2018

Last chance to take ACL survey Members will know that we carry out a survey of views at the Annual Conference. We had a great response, but you can still take it online here. You can take it even if you were not in attendance at the confer... view