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08 December 2021

High Court judge orders costs payment despite absence of schedule

Costs schedules have been under the microscope in two High Court rulings, with the judge ordering costs in one despite the absence of a schedule and a party receiving a ticking off for complaining that the schedule was served by email in the oth... view

02 December 2021

CA: Global Calderbank offer in split trial is not equivalent to part 36 offer

A deputy High Court judge was right to find that a global Calderbank offer made in a split trial case was not the equivalent of a part 36 offer, the Court of Appeal has ruled. Lord Justice Green said to hold otherwise would be inconsistent... view

02 December 2021

Master of the Rolls sets out vision for fundamental review of costs rules

The Master of the Rolls told Costs Lawyers last week that he wanted a review of costs management and a longer-term look at the future of civil costs more generally. Giving the keynote address to the ACL annual conference in London, Sir Geof... view

02 December 2021

News in brief - 02.12.2021

Fill the vacancies on the ACL Council Members should have received an email inviting nominations for the two vacancies on the ACL Council. Supporting the association and the profession is in everyone’s interests and the council is key... view

24 November 2021

High Court overturns costs judge’s ruling to grant advocates costs out of central funds

The High Court has overturned a costs judge’s decision that an advocate appointed by the court to act in proceedings under section 4A of the Criminal Procedure (Insanity) Act 1964 (CPIA) following a finding that the defendant is not fit to... view