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20 January 2022

Party who ended up as defendant in claim could make claimant’s part 36 offer

A party named as a defendant in proceedings could make a claimant’s part 36 offer before the case had been issued and where they obtained more from their counterclaim, the High Court has ruled. His Honour Judge Pearce, sitting in Lond... view

12 January 2022

Judge complains about costs schedule with unexpected headings

Costs schedules are in the news again, with the High Court criticising a party for not providing its schedule in the correct form for a summary assessment. Her Honour Judge Watson, sitting in the Technology and Construction Court, stressed... view

12 January 2022

News in brief - 13.01.2022

Fill the vacancies on the ACL Council Members should have received an email last week inviting nominations for the two vacancies on the ACL Council. Supporting the association and the profession is in everyone’s interests and the coun... view

12 January 2022

Successful defendant denied any costs recovery over multiple conduct issues

A High Court judge has made no order for costs in a claim that failed only because it was statute-barred and where both sides contended they should have all or nearly of their costs. Mr Justice Miles made multiple findings in favour and aga... view

11 January 2022

Further nomination received for position of ACL council member

A  nomination has been received for the position of council member of the Association of Costs Lawyers from Stephanie Donald of Hill Dickinson.  Two positions are available and if more than two nominations are received, a ballot of mem... view