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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

10 October 2019

There’s only one authority you need to cite on indemnity costs, says CA

The law on indemnity costs was settled by a ruling in 2002 and litigants are to be “discouraged” from citing additional authority on it, the Court of Appeal has said. The court was giving a rare ruling on the issue in Ford &... view

03 October 2019

CLSB: Costs Lawyer disciplinary hearings should be held in public

Disciplinary hearings involving Costs Lawyers will generally be held in public in future, under proposals released by the Costs Lawyer Standards Board (CLSB). A consultation on its disciplinary rules and procedures (DR&P) also includes... view

03 October 2019

High Court judge urges update of guideline hourly rates

A High Court judge has urged a review of the guideline hourly rates, saying the current levels are “not helpful” when deciding what reasonable rates should be in 2019. Ohpen Operations UK Ltd v Invesco Fund Managers Ltd [2019] E... view