Costs News

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11 November 2021

News in brief - 11.11.2021

High Court grants permission to appeal Slater & Gordon ATE ruling The High Court has granted permission to appeal Master Rowley’s decision in Raubenheimer v Slater & Gordon, according to a tweet from the claimant’s repre... view

04 November 2021

News in brief - 04.11.2021

CLSB urges Costs Lawyers to do pro bono work The Costs Lawyer Standards Board (CLSB) is encouraging all Costs Lawyers to allocate “a portion of their professional time” to providing pro bono services. Issuing a guidance not... view

04 November 2021

Costs businesses caught up in administration of Pure legal group

Connect Costs and Pure Costs Budgets are two of the eight companies within the Pure legal group that were put into administration on Tuesday, leading to more than 200 redundancies. However, the group’s main costs business, Pure Legal... view

04 November 2021

Existence of costs budget may increase level of security for costs court requires

The existence of costs budgeting may increase the amount of security for costs a party is required to provide, it has been suggested, in the wake of a ruling about the adequacy of after-the-event (ATE) insurance as security. A briefing from... view

27 October 2021

“Dispiriting” how much public money is spent on unnecessary costs disputes

It is “dispiriting” how much public money is spent by public authorities arguing “unnecessarily” about costs, a deputy costs judge has said. Deputy Master Campbell made the comments in R (On the application of TT) v... view