Costs News

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10 December 2015

Court of Appeal gives broad meaning to definition of ‘win’ in CFA

The Court of Appeal has found that a claimant won her case for the purposes of her conditional fee agreement (CFA) even though the defendant, which paid her damages, was not named in it. Last week’s decision in Linda Engeham v (1) Lon... view

10 December 2015

Independence day looms?

The government announced its intention to effect the complete separation of the legal regulators from representative bodies last week. This will affect the ACL, Law Society, Bar Council, Chartered Institute of Legal Executives and the two i... view

10 December 2015

News in brief 10th December 2015

Alpha Rocks appeal rejected The Supreme Court has refused permission to appeal the ruling in Alpha Rocks Solicitors v Alade [2015] EWCA Civ 685, in which the Court of Appeal ruled that a High Court judge was wrong to conduct a “mini... view

03 December 2015

News in brief 3rd December 2015

Costs Lawyers urged to take part in CCMS survey Family lawyers group Resolution has launched an online survey aimed at legal aid specialists in all areas of practice – including costs – on their experience of the Legal Aid Agenc... view

03 December 2015

Judge backs joint fast-track issue of related small claims

Solicitors acting on three passenger claims were right to issue them together on the fast-track, even though two of them fell within the small claims track, and fast-track costs applied to them all, a district judge has ruled. District Judg... view