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06 August 2020

‘Drop hands’ offer did not comply with part 36, High Court master rules

A ‘drop hands’ offer to end a claim did not comply with part 36, a High Court deputy master has ruled. Deputy Master Henderson said the terms of the offer conflicted with the stay imposed on a claim where a part 36 offer is acce... view

06 August 2020

Council solicitor claiming guideline hourly rate did not breach indemnity principle

The High Court has rejected a challenge to the guideline hourly rate (GHR) sought by a council solicitor where the claimant said figures provided by the council showed there was a breach of the indemnity principle. However, Mr Justice Mosty... view

06 August 2020

News in brief - 06.08.2020

Revised Costs Lawyer practising rules now in force New practising rules for Costs Lawyers came into force last week, following a consultation and then approval from the Legal Services Board. The rules establish the criteria for obtaining a... view

30 July 2020

News in brief - 30.07.2020

Kain named as new CADR chief Renowned Costs Lawyer Michael Kain has been appointed as chief executive of Costs Alternative Dispute Resolution (CADR). The service – whose panel includes seven Costs Lawyers and many leading members of t... view

30 July 2020

CLSB proposes holding practising certificate fee at £275 for 2020-21

The Costs Lawyer Standards Board (CLSB) has proposed keeping the cost of practising steady at £275 for the next year as it outlined a range of planned work, including looking at the dangers of under-insurance. In a newly published con... view