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25 June 2015

Warby: more costs control needed in defamation cases

There needs to be “a progressive acceptance of the need for greater cost control” in defamation work, Mr Justice Warby has said, while slicing 40% from a defendant’s estimated future costs. In Stocker v Stocker [2015] EWHC... view

18 June 2015

News in brief 18th June 2015

ABI calls for fixed costs in disease cases The Association of British Insurers (ABI) has called on the government to extend the fixed costs regime outside the claims portal to disease claims as part of its attack on the growth of noise-induced... view

11 June 2015

Judge sets £480 as top-end rate for crime silks

A High Court judge has set £480 as the “top end” rate for QCs handling criminal work and £240 for juniors, saying that, while they may be exceeded in another case, it would not be “by very much”. In Evans... view

11 June 2015

News in brief 11th June 2015

Busy year for SCCO The Senior Court Costs Office saw its workload jump by nearly a quarter last year, new figures from the Ministry of Justice have revealed. It assessed 15,230 bills in 2014, up 23% on the year before and more than in any... view

04 June 2015

Survey: Solicitors failing to act when they go over budgets

Nearly seven in 10 commercial litigators have incurred costs above approved budget levels but only a handful have made an application to revise the budget upwards, a major survey by Just Costs has revealed. The findings in the survey of 912... view