Costs News

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15 October 2015

Defendant manages to overturn its own part 36 offer

A defendant which had a part 36 offer accepted has successfully argued on appeal that it did not actually meet the requirements of the rule. The underlying dispute in Hertel & v Saunders & Anor [2015] EWHC 2848 (Ch) was around the e... view

15 October 2015

Judgments Act interest should not run until three months after decision, says High Court

A High Court judge has said there should be a three-month post-judgment moratorium before Judgments Act (JA) interest begins to run on costs. Mr Justice Leggatt said it was “desirable” to set a date from which JA interest should... view

15 October 2015

News in brief 15th October 2015

Mandatory pilot of new bill format postponed The mandatory pilot for the new electronic bill of costs will not start on 1 April 2016, the Civil Procedure Rule Committee decided last week. The voluntary pilot began at the start of this mont... view

08 October 2015

CPG Meeting - 5 November 2015

The agenda for the CPG meeting to be held on 5 November 2015 can be viewed here 2015 AGENDA FOR CPG MEETING November view

08 October 2015

Defendant wins indemnity costs order over amended particulars failure

A defendant has been awarded indemnity costs because the claimant had failed more than once to provide a satisfactory draft of its proposed amended particulars of claim, which made allegations of fraud. Further, according to a Lawtel report... view