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17 October 2019

DBA rewrite would extend them to defendants and allow hybrid agreements

The damages-based agreement (DBA) regulations should be clarified so that hybrid DBAs are explicitly allowed and recoverable legal costs are excluded from the sum used to decide the contingency payment to the lawyer, the independent review run b... view

17 October 2019

News in brief - 17.10.2019

Precedent H guidance notes updated The guidance notes for Precedent H have been updated to support the changes made in the 109th update of the CPR. These draw the line between costs incurred up to and including the date of the first costs m... view

17 October 2019

No agreement on fixed costs for low-value clinical negligence cases

The Civil Justice Council (CJC) working group that has spent more than 18 months trying to agree fixed recoverable costs (FRCs) for clinical negligence claims worth up to £25,000 has been unable to do so, it admitted this week. The gr... view

10 October 2019

News in brief - 10.10.19

Court of Appeal bemoans more disproportionate divorce litigation The Court of Appeal has again bemoaned facing “another case where a highly educated couple with young children has engaged in lengthy, destructive and disproportionate l... view

10 October 2019

Circuit judge issues guidance on dealing with flight delay costs

The designated civil judge for Liverpool has handed down guidance on how judges should deal with costs claimed in flight delay claims brought under the European Small Claims Procedure (ESCP). In Senior v Blue Air Management Solution, Distri... view