Costs News

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15 October 2020

Costs of attending inquest recoverable in subsequent claim over firefighter’s death

A circuit judge has upheld a decision that costs incurred in attending an inquest were recoverable as costs in a subsequent action under the Fatal Accident Act because the defendant had failed to make an appropriate admission within the meaning... view

15 October 2020

Disclosure pilot ramping up costs, lawyers complain

The disclosure pilot scheme has increased costs and complicated the budgeting of cases in the Business and Property Courts, litigators have complained. The Civil Procedure Rule Committee has nonetheless been asked to extend the pilot to the... view

15 October 2020

News in brief - 15.10.2020

Legal aid assessor roles now open to Costs Lawyers The Legal Aid Agency is now accepting applications from Costs Lawyers to be independent costs assessors, following discussions with the ACL’s Legal Aid Group. Panel members carry... view

08 October 2020

Judge rejects challenge to level of interim costs payment based on fact of appeal

A High Court judge has rejected arguments for a significant reduction in an interim payment on account of costs, which the defendants in a multi-million-pound case argued should reflect the fact they are appealing and the absence of a detailed s... view

08 October 2020

Legal Services Board approves PC fee but questions long-term viability of CLSB

The Legal Services Board (LSB) has fired a shot across the bows of the Costs Lawyer Standards Board (CLSB) by questioning its long-term future at the same time as approving next year’s practising fee of £275. The ACL has come to... view