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24 February 2021

Court overturns decision giving solicitors contractual entitlement to indemnity costs

A judge has struck down a clause in a law firm’s retainer that required the client to pay costs on the indemnity basis if she failed to pay her invoice in time. Mr Recorder Cohen QC, sitting in Central London County Court, ruled that... view

24 February 2021

Judge was wrong to strike out points of dispute, Upper Tribunal rules

The First-tier Tribunal (FTT) was wrong to strike out points of dispute (PoDs) filed as part of a detailed assessment in response to a failure to comply with an order to make an interim payment, the Upper Tribunal has ruled. Judge Elizabeth... view

24 February 2021

News in brief - 25.02.2021

New issue of Costs Lawyer now out The January/February 2021 issue of Costs Lawyer can be found by clicking here. Topics covered include the guideline hourly rates, damages-based agreements, payments on account, pre-judgment interest and mor... view

18 February 2021

Contractual entitlement to costs “properly incurred” indicates indemnity costs

A provision in a lease that required a tenant to pay costs “properly incurred” by the landlord in recovering arrears is consistent with the award of indemnity costs, the High Court has ruled. The defendant in Criterion Buildings... view

18 February 2021

News in brief - 18.02.2021

New issue of Costs Lawyer now out The January/February 2021 issue of Costs Lawyer can be found by clicking here. Topics covered include the guideline hourly rates, damages-based agreements, payments on account, pre-judgment interest and mor... view