Costs News

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

07 January 2016

CA backs decision to disapply part 36 consequences

A subsidiary purpose of part 36 is to prevent injustice from the normal costs consequences that flow from failing to beat an offer, the Court of Appeal has ruled in the high-profile case brought by former top BBC executive Alan Yentob over phone... view

07 January 2016

CCMS delayed by two months – but problems persist

The Legal Aid Agency (LAA) has delayed the mandatory use of its controversial Client and Cost Management System (CCMS) by two months to 1 April 2016 but it continues to ignore serious problems with its billing functionality, according to the ACL... view

07 January 2016

News in brief 7th January 2016

Insolvency exemption to end Insolvency litigation is to lose its exemption from the LASPO reforms, the government announced last month, as it revealed that the post-implementation review of the changes will not take place until approximatel... view

17 December 2015

CPRC agrees significant changes to budgeting regime

The CPR are to be amended so as to require that costs budgets for claims worth more than £50,000 must be filed 21 days before the case management conference, the Civil Procedure Rule Committee (CPRC) has decided. For lower-value cases... view

17 December 2015

Defendant penalised for refusing to mediate costs dispute

An unsuccessful defendant’s unreasonable failure to agree to try and mediate a detailed assessment has led to what is believed to be the first costs penalty of its kind. Master O’Hare’s award of indemnity costs from three... view