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11 June 2015

News in brief 11th June 2015

Busy year for SCCO The Senior Court Costs Office saw its workload jump by nearly a quarter last year, new figures from the Ministry of Justice have revealed. It assessed 15,230 bills in 2014, up 23% on the year before and more than in any... view

04 June 2015

Survey: Solicitors failing to act when they go over budgets

Nearly seven in 10 commercial litigators have incurred costs above approved budget levels but only a handful have made an application to revise the budget upwards, a major survey by Just Costs has revealed. The findings in the survey of 912... view

04 June 2015

CCMS improvements “will make little difference”

Legal Aid Agency (LAA) “improvements” to the Client and Cost Management System (CCMS) do not scratch the surface of the problems with it, the chairman of the ACL’s legal aid group has said. The LAA said it was acting to he... view

04 June 2015

News in brief 4th June 2015

Mediation in the sun This week is the closing date for members who want to book on the week-long costs mediation course taking place in Malaga from 21-25 September. The training will be delivered on behalf of ACL by the London School of Me... view

28 May 2015

High Court rejects bid to delay summary assessment

The fact that an unsuccessful party is intending to mount an appeal and to seek a stay of any order for costs pending the outcome of that appeal does not of itself amount to a ‘good reason’ for not making a summary assessment of cost... view