Costs News

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

09 July 2015

Solicitors overturn master’s ruling on costs of assessment

A master was wrong to take section 70(9) of the Solicitors Act 1974 into account when considering the costs of a detailed assessment of bills owed by a client to a solicitor, the High Court has ruled. Ahmud & Co Solicitors v Macpherson... view

02 July 2015

CADR launches alternative to provisional assessment

Costs Alternative Dispute Resolution (CADR) – the new service set up in May – has launched its alternative to provisional assessment (PA), which it said was up to 40% cheaper than having the court do it. CADR was formally launch... view

02 July 2015

News in brief 2nd July 2015

Discontinuance ruling “does not affect” previous costs orders An order to discontinue an action does not have any effect upon interlocutory cost orders, the High Court ruled last week. In Dar Al Arkan Real Estate Company &... view

25 June 2015

Costs woes for both claimants and defendant in JR case

The Home Office has made no application to recover its costs from claimants whose application for judicial review was rejected, after the High Court said the government’s procedural failures would make an order unlikely. Helen Mountfi... view

25 June 2015

News in brief 25th June 2015

Big week for the ACL Approximately 150 students on the new ACL course sat their end-of-year exams on Monday. Our best wishes to this group of hard-working Costs Lawyers of the future. Gove backs ODR Plans to introduce online dispute resol... view