Costs News

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

17 March 2016

NHSLA lines up more challenges to CFA switches

Challenges to decisions by solicitors to switch clinical negligence claimants from legal aid to conditional fee agreements (CFAs) ahead of the Jackson reforms are now firmly in the spotlight after yet another court ruling went against Irwin Mitc... view

17 March 2016

Supreme Court set to look at recoverability again

The Supreme Court has been asked to resolve the tension between earlier rulings of the House of Lords and the European Court of Human Rights on whether success fees should be recoverable in publications proceedings. However, the High Court... view

10 March 2016

Incurred costs: “Don’t kick the can down the road”

Parties that want to take issue with the incurred element of a costs budget should do so at the first case management conference, the Court of Appeal has warned. The ruling in Sarpd Oil International Ltd v Addax Energy SA & Anor [2016]... view

10 March 2016

News in brief 10th March 2016

Budgeting changes coming The changes to the costs management rules in the CPR are to come into force on 6 April, it has been confirmed. These are that: ·  Only the first page of Precedent H is to be exchanged and filed... view

10 March 2016

Think tank calls for abolition of CFAs

Conditional fee arrangements (CFAs) have corrupted the legal profession and permitted a vast increase in lawyer-driven litigation, according to a book published tomorrow by think tank Civitas. Increasing ‘access to justice’ has... view