Costs News

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28 January 2016

CA outlines correct judicial approach to third-party costs orders

The just exercise of judicial discretion, rather than following the guidelines set out in Symphony Group PLC v Hodgson, is the most important element in deciding whether to grant a third-party costs order, the Court of Appeal has said. Lord... view

28 January 2016

News in brief 28th January 2016

Stark’s watching brief ACL chairman-elect Iain Stark (pictured) is holding a “watching brief” as he prepares to retake the helm in May, he said this week. Mr Stark, who attended Monday’s Council meeting to start the... view

28 January 2016

Voluntary CCMS use stepping up ahead of April start

The Legal Aid Agency has reported “a steady increase” in the number of providers submitting applications through the controversial Client and Costs Management System (CCMS). In an update last week, the LAA said almost 75% of pro... view

21 January 2016

Justice is “unaffordable to most”, says LCJ

The Lord Chief Justice made headlines last week after he declared that “our system of justice has become unaffordable to most” and called once more on the government to introduce fixed fees across the fast-track and ‘lower end&... view

21 January 2016

News in brief 21st January 2016

STOP PRESS - ELECTION RESULT Iain Stark has been elected as the next chairman of the ACL. He joins the Council with immediate effect and will attend next Monday’s Council meeting. Around a third of the membership voted, although anyon... view