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03 March 2022

Party could not tell interlocutory judge about part 36 offer, High Court rules

The High Court has rejected an appeal against a master’s decision not to allow a party to refer to a part 36 offer they had rejected for the purposes of an interlocutory hearing. However, while Mrs Justice Collins Rice said that Senio... view

23 February 2022

Claim for detailed assessment struck out over service failure

A costs judge has struck out a claim for detailed assessment after ruling that service was not properly effected because it was sent to the wrong address. Master Rowley said the claimant’s solicitors failed to check the address and di... view

23 February 2022

Court of Appeal to reconvene on Belsner in summer after scrapping hearing

The Court of Appeal yesterday scrapped its hearing in CAM Legal v Belsner after the issue of whether work done under the pre-action protocol is contentious or non-contentious business. A new hearing is to be arranged before 31 July, with a... view

23 February 2022

News in brief - 24.02.2022

New issue of Costs Lawyer ready to read The latest issue of Costs Lawyer magazine is now available for members to read here. It features the never-ending saga that is part 36, the pitfalls of detailed and summary assessments, and vario... view

17 February 2022

News in brief - 17.02.2022

New ACL chair steps forward Jack Ridgway, a senior Costs Lawyer at London law firm Bolt Burdon Kemp, which specialises in serious injury claims, is to take over as chair of the ACL in May, replacing Claire Green. Mr Ridgway said: &ldqu... view