Costs News

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11 February 2016

News in brief 11th February 2016

Diamond hits the headlines Costs Lawyer Jim Diamond generated headlines around the world last week with his report The Price of Law, published by right-wing think-tank the Centre for Policy Studies. In it, he said that with hourly rate... view

04 February 2016

Court issues costs sanction over non-compliance with orders

The High Court has again issued a costs penalty over poor conduct in litigation to send out a message on the importance of compliance with court orders. Mr Justice Males reserved the costs of the preliminary issues he had just ruled on, sub... view

04 February 2016

Jackson calls for fixed costs for all civil claims up to £250k

It is time to introduce fixed costs for all civil claims worth up to £250,000, Lord Justice Jackson (pictured) declared last week, saying that “if the political will is there, this whole project could be accomplished during the cours... view

04 February 2016

News in brief 4th February 2016

Working parties hard at work The ACL has held a meeting with the Senior Costs Judge Andrew Gordon-Saker (pictured) to discuss the state of play with the new format bill of costs in light of the Civil Procedure Rule Committee’s recent... view

29 January 2016

IPA Annual Lecture on - 28 January 2016 by Lord Justice Jackson

The text of Lord Justice’s Jackson’s much anticipated talk on Fixed Recoverable costs can be accessed here fixedcostslecture The ACL’s fixed recoverable costs working party will be meeting shortly and there will be a full... view