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27 January 2021

CJC working group calls for “active review” of QOCS regime

There should be an “active” review of qualified one-way costs shifting (QOCS), a Civil Justice Council working group has concluded, but it was unable to agree on whether reform was needed. The group – made up of a mix of c... view

27 January 2021

Dozens of bills over eight years were not interim statute bills

Dozens of bills totalling £930,000 over nearly eight years were not interim statute bills and were open for assessment, a costs judge has ruled. Master Rowley (pictured) said that, to make it plain to a client that he is receiving an... view

27 January 2021

News in brief - 28.01.2021

Updated SCCO guide published with plans for regular revisions in future The latest version of the Senior Courts Costs Office Guide was published this week and can be downloaded from the Judiciary website. It said the 2021 update &ldquo... view

21 January 2021

Accepting part 36 offer one day late allows party to argue liability for costs

A defendant that accepted a part 36 offer one day outside the 21-day ‘relevant period’ can then invite the court to consider its liability for costs and is not bound to pay the costs it would have faced had it accepted within the 21... view

21 January 2021

Court of Appeal reaffirms general rule of reserving costs of interim injunctions

The Court of Appeal has reaffirmed the general rule that the court should reserve costs where an interim injunction is granted, rejecting the argument that this no longer represented modern practice, which now required adherence to the ‘pa... view