Costs News

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10 September 2015

‘Nil bill’ on provisional assessment is not a sanction, circuit judge rules

A bill assessed at nil on provisional assessment (PA) after the receiving party failed to file a disputed conditional fee agreement (CFA) was not a sanction that required an application for relief before an oral hearing could take place, a circu... view

10 September 2015

News in brief 10th September 2015

New SCCO judge Jennifer James has been appointed as a costs judge, it was announced last week, and will start work at the Senior Courts Costs Office on 21 September. A deputy master for some years, she is also a lecturer at the University of La... view

08 September 2015

Deputy Master Jennifer James appointed as Costs Judge

The ACL is delighted with the announcement that Deputy Master Jennifer James has been appointed as a Costs Judge.  Jennifer is a stalwart and long-term supporter of the ACL and has served on the Education Committee for several years. &... view

03 September 2015

CJC calls for recoverable costs to be excluded from DBA caps

Recoverable costs should be excluded from the caps applied to damages-based agreements (DBAs) as part of a major package of reform to the regime, a Civil Justice Council (CJC) working party has recommended. The working party, chaired by Pro... view

03 September 2015

Court makes £344,000 indemnity costs order in divorce case

A High Court judge has said his order for indemnity costs of £344,000 against the husband in a divorce case should act as a “stern warning” against bad conduct. Ruling in Joy v Joy-Morancho & Ors (No 3) [2015] EWHC 250... view