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26 September 2019

Costs budgeting: how is it working?

There has been a noticeable rise in the number of unhappy clients challenging their solicitors’ bills, particularly in personal injury cases, at least to judge by various rulings from the county court right up to the Court of Appeal (Herbe... view

13 September 2019

The importance of understanding basic costs principles

It is bewildering when it appears that what should be a fundamental and straightforward understanding of law and practice nevertheless generates arguments before the court, with a consequent expenditure of substantial time and resources. On... view

06 September 2019

Proportionality refined?

The Court of Appeal has, after a six-year wait, finally provided some much-needed guidance on the application of the ‘new’ proportionality rules which were ushered in by the Jackson Reforms in 2013.   Echoing what the... view

18 July 2019

Practitioners should steer clear of making Part 36 offers with costs conditions attached, warns Paul Bracewell

A part 36 offer (pre-issue) which imposes a condition as to costs is not a valid offer, HHJ Matthews (Sitting as a High Court Judge) held in Knight & Another v Knight & Ors (Costs) (2019) EWHC 1545 (Ch). The case is also notable for... view

11 July 2019

Knight and another v Knight and others: Part 36 offer imposing costs conditions invalid

A part 36 offer (pre-issue) which imposes a condition as to costs is not a valid offer, HHJ Matthews (Sitting as a High Court Judge) held in Knight & Another v Knight & Ors (Costs) (2019) EWHC 1545 (Ch). The case is also notable for... view