Costs News



08 April 2021

Against the Clock

Francis Kendall reports on a case that highlights the importance of applying for time extensions In Masten v London Britannia Hotel Ltd [2020] EWHC B31 (Costs) the claimant had settled his personal injury claim on 2 August 20... view

06 April 2021

Costs Lawyers Query Hourly Rates Review

Costs lawyers have raised issues with the data used to inform the review of Guideline Hourly Rates (GHR), the guideline figures used by judges to calculate court costs In January, a Civil Justice Council (CJC) working party proposed changes t... view

31 March 2021

Challenge to default costs certificate fails after party did not instruct Costs Lawyers promptly

A costs judge has refused to set aside a default costs certificate (DCC) on a $3.7m bill after ruling that the paying party’s solicitors had not acted quickly enough to get themselves in order. Master Rowley was critical of US firm Ki... view

31 March 2021

Guideline rates review risks being wasted opportunity, ACL warns

The failure to capture data from costs budgets filed in court risks making the review of the guideline hourly rates (GHR) a wasted opportunity, the ACL has warned. It also called for the right for Costs Lawyers to seek grade A rates for the... view

31 March 2021

News in brief - 01.04.2021

‘Informed consent’ debate rumbles on The question of what information needs to be provided to a personal injury client for them to consent to their solicitor deducting costs from damages is set for the Court of Appeal. Lord... view