Press Articles



27 June 2019

Front and centre: Allen v Brethertons LLP and the status of costs lawyers

Article for Thomson Reuters Dispute Resolution Blog by Claire Green, Chair of The Association of Costs Lawyers Costs Lawyers may generally operate behind the scenes, but a recent case in the Senior Courts Costs Office provides a useful remi... view

23 May 2019

FIGURE IT OUT … Francis Kendall analyses proposals for a fixed costs extension

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 recommendations were implemented, most significantly those on legal aid. But when it comes to his supplemental... view

21 May 2019


Parties need to consider the costs & be prepared to justify them as reasonable & proportionate, says Paul Bracewell, Council Member of The Association of Costs Lawyers The decision in Barts Health NHS Trust v Salmon clearly puts &ls... view

20 May 2019

Solicitor-Client Success Fees & Herbert

The ongoing saga surrounding personal injury firms’ tussles with costs recovery specialists has resulted in some important guidance for solicitors on permissible fee arrangements.  The implications on the charging structures for the s... view

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