Costs News



02 August 2021

ACL responds to the Civil Justice Council working group on Guideline Hourly Rates

Responding to the final report of the Civil Justice Council working group on guideline hourly rates, Association of Costs Lawyers chair Claire Green says:  “It is unarguable that the GHRs need to be increased after an 11-year fre... view

29 July 2021

Claimant who issued second CNF in claim that settled outside portal limited to protocol costs

A claimant who issued a second claim notification form (CNF) after her original solicitors closed has been limited to protocol fixed costs even though the case ultimately settled outside of it. Regional Costs Judge Rouine in Birmingham held... view

29 July 2021

Indemnity costs awarded to law firms accused of breaching worldwide freezing order

The High Court has ordered indemnity costs in favour of two law firms which had been accused of breaching a worldwide freezing order (WFO) imposed on their client by accepting money provided to them by third-party funders. Mr Justice Zacaro... view

29 July 2021

Litigant in person fails in argument he should not have to pay indemnity costs

The High Court has rejected an argument that it should not order indemnity costs against a defendant because he was a litigant in person. His Honour Judge Matthews, sitting in Bristol as a High Court judge, said the defendant had acted as s... view

22 July 2021

News in brief - 22.07.2021

New costs firm launches in Manchester Costs Lawyers Victoria Morrison-Hughes and Tom Walsh have launched Integral Legal Costs, a new firm in South Manchester. Ms Morrison-Hughes was head of the Manchester office of Burcher Jennings &nd... view