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10 February 2022

News in brief - 10.02.2022

SCCO warns about Court of Protection bills backlog The Senior Courts Costs Office (SCCO) has urged parties not to chase progress on Court of Protection bills, of which it now has a “significant backlog” due to staff shortages on... view

10 February 2022

Proportionate orders can undermine general costs rules, warns High Court

A High Court judge has warned that proportionate orders can “end up undermining the general rule that costs follow the event”. This was particularly relevant in complex commercial litigation, where any winning party was likely t... view

03 February 2022

News in brief - 03.02.2022

New Council members Stephen Averill, managing director of Phoenix Legal Services in Cardiff, and Stephanie Donald, a senior associate at Hill Dickinson in Liverpool, have been confirmed as the new members of the ACL Council. A reminder... view

03 February 2022

Partner rebuked for maintaining CFA was in place when it was not in writing

A partner who maintained that a conditional fee agreement (CFA) was in place for years during the conduct of a claim, when in fact nothing had been reduced to writing, has been issued with a rebuke by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA). ... view

03 February 2022

Survey: Solicitor-own client disputes continue to keep Costs Lawyers busy

A large number of Costs Lawyers continue to see their practices boom amid more people challenging the fees they paid to their former solicitors, the ACL’s regular member survey has shown. They also support the Senior Costs Judge&rsquo... view