Press Articles



29 April 2019

Roman v AXA Insurance

When clients move from one firm to another the valuation of WIP, and the issue of costs recoverability, is never straightforward. The core issues centre around whether a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA) can be transferred; and, if so whether... view

05 April 2019

Article for Litigation Funding by Claire Green, Council member of the Association of Costs Lawyers

On 17 February 2019, the 104th CPR update – including a new Precedent R – was signed off. The update stated that the new Precedent R opened in Excel format in a new window. Unfortunately, to date, there seems to be only the PDF versi... view

01 April 2019

Fighting apathy: the data behind costs reforms

Article for the Solicitors Journal by Francis Kendall, vice-chairman of the Association of Costs Lawyers It was no doubt one of Sir Rupert Jackson’s great regrets about his report on the costs of civil litigation that not all of his r... view

12 February 2019

Sticking to a budget: could do better?

Francis Kendall shares some shocking statistics from the 2018 ACL conference survey A poll of 146 Costs Lawyers at the ACL’s annual conference last November showed that only 10% said solicitors have got better at sticking to their bud... view

31 January 2019

Litigation Funding

The Solicitors Act 1974 may well be into its middle age by now, but time has not fully matured our understanding of statute bills.  The latest case on them, Slade (t/a Richard Slade And Company) v Boodia & Anor [2018] EWCA Civ 2667... view