Costs News

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

03 March 2016

NHSLA challenge to ATE premium fails

A circuit judge has rejected a challenge by the NHS Litigation Authority (NHSLA) to a medical negligence ATE insurance premium for failing to comply with the Recovery of Costs Insurance Premiums in Clinical Negligence Proceedings (No. 2) Regulat... view

03 March 2016

QB Master: Costs budgeting is starting to work

Costs budgeting is starting to work in clinical negligence, a Queen’s Bench Master has declared as he expressed his doubts about the expansion of fixed fees. Master Cook also said claims of more than £50,000 that could not be cl... view

25 February 2016

CA: Part 36 takes precedence over fixed costs

Claimants who beat part 36 offers in cases that start in the RTA protocol are entitled to indemnity costs rather than restricted to fixed costs, the Court of Appeal ruled this week. The decision – which follows several conflicting low... view

25 February 2016

Judge rejects bid to blame costs draftsmen for delays

The High Court has rejected attempts by a law firm to blame unnamed costs draftsmen for delays in sending final bills to the Legal Aid Agency (LAA). East London firm Charles Ete & Co was sued by the Lord Chancellor, on behalf of the LAA... view

25 February 2016

News in brief 25th February 2016

“Lot to be said for fixed costs,” LCJ tells MPs The Lord Chief Justice this week told MPs of his enthusiasm for fixed costs, but said their extension would happen incrementally because the profession would struggle with their su... view