Costs News

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

29 October 2015

Claimant loses all damages and costs to set-off after failing to beat offer

A claimant who failed to beat a part 36 offer has seen his entire damages award and costs entitlement wiped out after it was set off against the defendant’s costs award, while a non-party costs order was made against a credit hire company... view

29 October 2015

News in brief 29th October 2015

Chair election reminder Members received an email last week calling for nominations to replace Sue Nash as chair of the ACL at the AGM on 14 May 2016. Council has decided that that an election will take place over the next month so that the per... view

22 October 2015

News in brief 22nd October 2015

Commercial Court considers budget amendments The Commercial Court is willing to entertain retrospective amendments of costs budgets despite that not being the practice developing elsewhere, it has emerged. A newly published record of this... view

22 October 2015

EGM “a valuable exercise in engagement” as members have their say

“A valuable exercise in engagement” was ACL chairman Sue Nash’s verdict on last week’s EGM in London, where around 40 members spent two hours in robust but constructive exchanges with the Council. One of the main iss... view

22 October 2015

Portal cases that exit for the multi-track still attract fixed fees, says circuit judge

The fixed recoverable costs regime applies to low-value personal injury claims that exit the RTA and EL/PL portals and proceed on the multi-track, a circuit judge has ruled. The case, Qader & Ors v Esure Services Ltd [2015] EW... view