Costs News

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13 August 2015

High Court nearly halves “disproportionate” £824,000 budget

The High Court nearly halved a claimant’s £824,000 costs budget last month after finding that it was so disproportionate to the sums at stake and complexity of the case that “something has clearly gone wrong”. Mr Jus... view

13 August 2015

Rule committee backs costs management reforms

The Civil Procedure Rule Committee (CPRC) has approved a range of changes to costs management aimed at dealing with the “significant delays in the pre-trial process” that it is causing. The CPRC was responding to the report of i... view

03 August 2015

New Bill of Costs Committee - New documents available

A copy of the  documentation sent out this morning by the ‘new bill of costs committee’ (referred to by Sir Rupert Jackson as the Hutton Committee) can be found here.  2015-07-31 BoC Guidance Document (inc Appendices) ... view

30 July 2015

Costs judge approves firm’s claim to £12.7m in unpaid fees

A retainer between Addleshaw Goddard’s (AG) and Russian oligarch Boris Berezovsky was a contentious business agreement (CBA) rather than a conditional fee agreement (CFA) and so the provisions of section 59 to 61 of the Solicitors Act appl... view

30 July 2015

Fixed Recoverable Costs Regime Working Party Remit

Fixed RC WP terms of reference document 300715 view