Costs News

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

03 December 2015

High Court overturns master’s ruling on status of interim bills

A costs judge was right to hold that a law firm’s retainer did not allow it to deliver interim statute bills, but was then wrong to allow an application for a Solicitors Act assessment to go ahead, the High Court has ruled. In Vlamaki... view

26 November 2015

Costs Lawyers keen to become delegated judicial officers

Costs Lawyers are ready and willing to become delegated judicial officers (DJOs) and take on responsibility for mainly routine functions currently performed by judges in relation to costs, the ACL has said. Responding to Lord Justice Briggs... view

26 November 2015

Costs Lawyers keen to become delegated judicial officers

Costs Lawyers are ready and willing to become delegated judicial officers (DJOs) and take on responsibility for mainly routine functions currently performed by judges in relation to costs, the ACL has said. Responding to Lord Justice Briggs... view

26 November 2015

News in brief 26th November 2015

More PI reform announced  The government is set to remove the right to general damages for minor soft tissue injuries and increase the small claims limit for personal injury claims from £1,000 to £5,000, it was announced in... view

25 November 2015

Court of Appeal decision gives costs judges wide discretion over one-fifth rule

Costs judges have a broad discretion when considering what amounts to “special circumstances” that allow them to depart from the ‘one-fifth’ rule on the costs of a Solicitors Act assessment, the Court of Appeal has decide... view