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01 October 2019

A question of honour

Francis Kendall looks at a recent case in which an agreement on costs was not binding. An agreement by solicitors to “honour” a costs budget did not amount to a binding agreement to limit their clients’ overall liability i... view

01 October 2019

Better budgeting

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

27 September 2019

Costs count and courtesy matters

Costs Lawyers may generally operate behind the scenes, but a recent case in the Senior Courts Costs Office provides a useful reminder of our professional status and the important role we play in the resolution of costs disputes. In Allen v... view

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