Costs News

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

20 February 2019

Defendants fail in relief from sanctions bid after failing to pay earlier costs order

Defendants debarred from contesting a claim because they had failed to pay costs that had been ordered earlier in the proceedings have failed in an application for relief from sanctions. Andrew Henshaw QC, sitting as a High Court judge, fou... view

20 February 2019

News in brief - 21.02.2019

Masters goes international London-based Masters Legal Costs Services has opened an office in the Cayman Islands to create what managing partner Philip Daval-Bowden says is the “first truly international costs firm”. Mr Dava... view

20 February 2019

SRA backs principle of new Costs Lawyer training regime but questions viability

The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has backed the principle behind the Costs Lawyer Standards Board’s (CLSB) proposal to introduce the Costs Lawyer Competence Assessment (CLCA), but warned that the small number of candidates could m... view

14 February 2019

Five providers interested in delivering Costs Lawyers Competence Assessment

The Costs Lawyer Standards Board (CLSB) has told the oversight regulator that four training companies and a university have shown an interest in delivering the Costs Lawyers Competence Assessment (CLCA), should it be approved. It also said... view

14 February 2019

MoJ recognises concerns about costs budgeting – but does not plan to address them

There are “relatively strong views” about costs budgeting among practitioners, the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) said last week, with many believing that the process could be improved. However, it made no commitment to taking action... view