Costs News

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

16 July 2015

Finalise budgets after CMC, say Costs Lawyers

Costs Lawyers have backed a change in costs management procedure that would see the budget settled after the case management conference, once the direction of the litigation has been established. Nearly two-thirds (65%) of ACL members suppo... view

16 July 2015

Judge was wrong to strike out claim for unpaid fees, says Court of Appeal

A High Court judge was wrong to conduct a “mini fraud trial” without witnesses in deciding to strike out a claim over unpaid fees brought by a firm of solicitors, the Court of Appeal has ruled. Lord Justice Vos said it was &ldqu... view

16 July 2015

News in brief 16th July 2015

Part 36 ruling The provisions of the pre-April 2015 rule 36.14(3) can be considered separately and are not a complete code, the High Court has ruled. Last week, Lawtel reported RXDX v Northampton Borough Council in the Queen’s Bench... view

09 July 2015

News in brief 9th July 2015

Court fee victory for asbestos victims Payments made to asbestos victims under statutory schemes will no longer count as capital for the purposes of assessing whether a claimant can claim a remission from court fees when suing negligent employe... view

09 July 2015

High Court imposes strict directions after parties rack up “scandalous” costs

The High Court has imposed strict conditions around a rehearing in a divorce dispute so as to ensure that there is “no more profligate expenditure on legal costs”. HHJ Wildblood QC said there had been a “truly scandalous&r... view