Costs News

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

08 October 2015

News in brief 8th October 2015

Jaggards is no more Well-known defendant costs firm Jaggards has stopped trading after it merged with its associated solicitors’ firm, Taylor Rose Law, and also with London law firm Tucker Turner Kinsgley Wood. The new practice, Taylor Ro... view

08 October 2015

Shorter trial pilot scheme ditches costs management

Costs management will not normally apply to cases dealt with under the new shorter trial pilot scheme introduced into the courts in the Rolls Building last week. The scheme’s goal is to resolve disputes on a commercial timescale. ... view

01 October 2015

Breach of pre-action protocol alone “justified costs order”

A breach of the pre-action protocol (PAP) for personal injury did, on its own, justify an order for costs in favour of a claimant who had to apply to the court for pre-action disclosure, a circuit judge has ruled. According to a report from... view

01 October 2015

New SCCO judge highlights expertise of Costs Lawyers

The first female costs judge told Costs Lawyers last week how “highly regarded” they are at the Senior Courts Costs Office (SCCO), while also issuing a general warning to those who appear before her without sufficient preparation. ... view

01 October 2015

News in brief 1st October 2015

Fixed fees for deafness cases on the cards Noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) claims are set to be the next area subject to fixed costs after they were made the priority of the Civil Justice Council (CJC) group asked by the Ministry of Justice t... view