Press Articles



27 January 2022

Solicitor and 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, new research has found. Members of the Association of Costs Lawyers (ACL) also support the Seni... view

16 December 2021

Spelling it out

Francis Kendall on two cases highlighting the importance of clear retainer terms  Informed consent has been a hot topic in the legal costs world, with the Court of Appeal set to hear an appeal against Belsner v Cam Legal.  In... view

18 October 2021

Discovery Land Company LLC and others v AXIS Specialty Europe SE [2021]

It may appear tedious to keep the drum banging about proportionality and reasonableness, but it is important to understand these concepts whilst considering organic growth and development in costs law and practice. This is especially true with c... view

19 August 2021

Can’t pay? The court will make the order anyway. The march of the payment on account goes on.

The Debt Respite Scheme introduced as part of Covid-19 related regulations last year will not protect a party from being ordered to make a payment on account of costs. The parties to Axnoller v Brake have provided several judgments in 2021... view

19 August 2021

New guideline rates from 1 October as MoR gives go-ahead

New guideline hourly rates for civil justice will come into use from 1 October following the announcement that the master of the rolls has accepted changes recommended last month by the Civil Justice Council’s working group.  As... view