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21 October 2020

News in brief - 22.10.2020

Commercial court judges deliver warning over inaccurate time estimates The judges in charge of the Commercial Court and the London Circuit Commercial Court have issued a notice to express their concern about the increase in both courts in t... view

21 October 2020

PI clients must give “informed consent” to deduction of unrecovered costs from damages

Personal injury (PI) law firms need their clients’ informed consent to the deductions that will be made from their damages for outstanding costs, even if that liability is voluntarily capped when it falls due, the High Court has ruled. ... view

21 October 2020

Solicitor who made “disgraceful” allegations against Costs Lawyer struck off

The Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT) has condemned as disgraceful a solicitor who made “unfounded and malicious complaints” about a well-known Costs Lawyer to the Costs Lawyer Standards Board (CLSB). The SDT struck off per... view

15 October 2020

Costs of attending inquest recoverable in subsequent claim over firefighter’s death

A circuit judge has upheld a decision that costs incurred in attending an inquest were recoverable as costs in a subsequent action under the Fatal Accident Act because the defendant had failed to make an appropriate admission within the meaning... view

15 October 2020

Disclosure pilot ramping up costs, lawyers complain

The disclosure pilot scheme has increased costs and complicated the budgeting of cases in the Business and Property Courts, litigators have complained. The Civil Procedure Rule Committee has nonetheless been asked to extend the pilot to the... view