Costs News

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24 September 2015

News in brief 24th September 2015

PC fee approved The Legal Services Board has approved the Costs Lawyer Standards Board’s (CLSB) application to hold the practising fee at £250. The CLSB’s budget for 2016 is set at £151,500, an increase of £2,250 (... view

24 September 2015

Regional costs judge slashes success fee deduction from minors’ damages

A 100% success fee is not automatically reasonable for the purposes of CPR 21.12 because an “ill-informed” client agreed to it, according to the regional costs judge who last month cast doubt on the standard way many low-value person... view

17 September 2015

Judge casts doubt on decision to offset maintenance payments against costs liability

A High Court judge has expressed his doubts over an order which offset a divorced woman’s maintenance against her costs liability to her husband. Mr Justice Holman said that “the entangled complexities” of the relationship... view

17 September 2015

News in brief 17th September 2015

Green takes permanent ACL policy role From Maurice Cheng, chief executive: I am delighted to announce the appointment of Claire Green as the policy officer for the ACL, following the advertising of the role in August. Claire, formerly chair of... view

10 September 2015

Switches from legal aid to CFA under scrutiny

Switching clients from legal aid funding to a conditional fee agreement backed by after-the-event insurance has come under the spotlight this week with the publication of two rulings from Costs Judge Rowley. Both concerned clinical negligen... view