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03 March 2022

Court of Appeal refuses permission to appeal costs-capping order decision

The Court of Appeal has refused permission to appeal a decision to refuse what is believed to be the first application for a costs-capping order (CCO) since budgeting was introduced in 2013. Lord Justice Coulson said that given his judgment... view

03 March 2022

News in brief - 03.03.2022

Jack Ridgway takes over as acting ACL chair after Claire Green stands down Claire Green stood down as ACL chair at last week’s council meeting. The council wants to put on record, on behalf of the entire Association, its gratitude at... view

03 March 2022

Party could not tell interlocutory judge about part 36 offer, High Court rules

The High Court has rejected an appeal against a master’s decision not to allow a party to refer to a part 36 offer they had rejected for the purposes of an interlocutory hearing. However, while Mrs Justice Collins Rice said that Senio... view

23 February 2022

Claim for detailed assessment struck out over service failure

A costs judge has struck out a claim for detailed assessment after ruling that service was not properly effected because it was sent to the wrong address. Master Rowley said the claimant’s solicitors failed to check the address and di... view

23 February 2022

Court of Appeal to reconvene on Belsner in summer after scrapping hearing

The Court of Appeal yesterday scrapped its hearing in CAM Legal v Belsner after the issue of whether work done under the pre-action protocol is contentious or non-contentious business. A new hearing is to be arranged before 31 July, with a... view