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11 November 2021

Government retains choice for who assesses civil legal aid claims – for 12 months

The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has decided to maintain the hybrid system for court-assessed civil legal aid claims – giving lawyers the choice of whether to go to the Senior Courts Costs Office or the Legal Aid Agency (LAA) – until No... view

11 November 2021

High Court overturns ruling allowing party that failed to submit budget to recover costs

A judge was wrong to exercise his general discretion in favour of claimants who defeated a counterclaim without submitting a budget to recover their costs, the High Court has ruled. Bhat and Anor v Patel and Anor [2021] EWHC 2960 (Ch) follo... view

11 November 2021

News in brief - 11.11.2021

High Court grants permission to appeal Slater & Gordon ATE ruling The High Court has granted permission to appeal Master Rowley’s decision in Raubenheimer v Slater & Gordon, according to a tweet from the claimant’s repre... view

04 November 2021

News in brief - 04.11.2021

CLSB urges Costs Lawyers to do pro bono work The Costs Lawyer Standards Board (CLSB) is encouraging all Costs Lawyers to allocate “a portion of their professional time” to providing pro bono services. Issuing a guidance not... view

04 November 2021

Costs businesses caught up in administration of Pure legal group

Connect Costs and Pure Costs Budgets are two of the eight companies within the Pure legal group that were put into administration on Tuesday, leading to more than 200 redundancies. However, the group’s main costs business, Pure Legal... view