Costs News

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

21 May 2015

Legal Ombudsman gives ‘no win, no fee’ deals cautious tick

There has been no evidence of a lack of transparency around either conditional fee or damages-based agreements, the Legal Ombudsman (LeO) has reported. In January 2014, LeO expressed concern about the use of ‘no win, no fee' agreement... view

21 May 2015

News in brief 21st May 2015

Have your say There has already been a strong response to the surveys the ACL is conducting as part of its reviews of costs management and provisional assessment. The working parties want as many members as possible to take part by the end... view

18 May 2015

LSB launches survey on legal regulation

The Legal Services Board (LSB) has launched a survey inviting views from anybody and any firm that has been in contact with one of the eight legal services regulators in England and Wales. They are looking to hear from consumers, regul... view

21 January 2015

EL fixed success fees “do not apply” to members of the armed forces

Members of the armed forces are not employees and so employers’ liability claims they make are not subject to the pre-1 April 2013 fixed success fee regime, the High Court has ruled. In overturning two decisions of Master O’Hare... view

26 November 2014

“Too close to trial for costs capping,” says High Court

The High Court has refused to make a costs-capping order 10 days before trial, saying that the defendant had already spent so much that a detailed assessment was inevitable. Hegglin v Person(s) Unknown & Google Inc [2014] EWHC 3793 (QB)... view