Costs News

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

21 January 2016

Judge disapplies QOCS using ‘other’ exemption

A district judge in Leicester has used the provision in the CPR about a claim made for the financial benefit of someone other than the claimant to disapply qualified one-way costs-shifting (QOCS). To date, QOCS rulings have focused on the &... view

14 January 2016

“Too soon” for new bill of costs, says rule committee

It is “too soon” to make any decision on making the new format bill of costs (BoC) compulsory, the Civil Procedure Rule Committee has decided. Newly released draft minutes of the committee’s meeting last month show that, a... view

14 January 2016

Briggs unveils radical restructuring of courts

An online court (OC), easing the burden on the Court of Appeal and ensuring the civil judiciary play their part in the management in the court service’s reform programme were named this week by Lord Justice Briggs as the three “urgen... view

14 January 2016

News in brief 14th January 2016

Time to vote Members are reminded that they have until Wednesday 20 January to send in their votes for the chair-elect of the ACL, with Kenneth Corness and Iain Stark having put themselves forward. If you are having any problems, conta... view

13 January 2016

Minutes of the CPG Meeting - 5 November 2015

The minutes of the SCCO Costs Practitioners Meeting, held on 5 November 2015 can be downloaded here 2015 November Minutes final The next meeting will be held on 14 April 2016 view