Costs News

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17 September 2020

Lack of detail on incurred costs “not enough reason” to adjourn budgeting

A High Court master has rejected a call to adjourn costs budgeting on the basis that she did not have enough information about the incurred costs. Master Kaye also said there was no point in making a general comment about incurred costs if... view

17 September 2020

Leading defendant firm expresses concern over approach of GHR review

A leading defendant law firm has expressed concern that the data being requested for the review of guideline hourly rates (GHR) and the process that is being used “will lead to GHR being introduced that are fundamentally flawed”. ... view

17 September 2020

News in brief - 17.09.2020

Reminder to CPD trainers to register for ACL initiative Costs Lawyers who have current accreditation as trainers are reminded to register their interest in providing CPD to other members as the ACL looks to help the profession complete thei... view

10 September 2020

Law Society lodges JR over legal aid costs assessments moving in-house

The Law Society has lodged a judicial review over the controversial decision to move all legal aid cost assessments in-house, arguing that the Legal Aid Agency (LAA) failed to consult properly. Previously, the LAA only handled assessments w... view

10 September 2020

Mr Justice Stewart named as head of guideline hourly rates review

High Court judge Sir Stephen Stewart has been appointed by the Master of the Rolls, Sir Terence Etherton, to lead the Civil Justice Council (CJC) working group reviewing the guideline hourly rates (GHR). Mr Justice Stewart is a well-known f... view