Press Articles



10 July 2020

Ensure your evidence, costs information and options from day one

As result of the new SRA Standards and Regulations issued in November 2019, which replaced the SRA Handbook, solicitors are required to comply with paragraph 8.7 of The Code of Conduct for Solicitors, RELs and RFL and paragraph 7.1 (c) of the SR... view

24 June 2020

Rate of Return

There’s not been much good news around of late, so let’s applaud the decision to review the guideline hourly rates (GHR). The GHR have not been changed since 2010 despite solicitors’ rising costs, and the issue of updating... view

18 June 2020

A Cost Lawyer’s Guide to the SCCO during Covid-19

The Senior Courts Costs Office (SCCO), like all courts, has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdown. As with many other courts, the SCCO is doing its level best to keep the wheels of justice turning, by embracing remote he... view

14 May 2020


The grim reaches of Covid-19 are affecting all corners of society in a way that few could have imagined even twelve weeks ago.  With a vaccine deemed unlikely to be readily available this year, the mantra we will be getting used to over the... view

17 April 2020

Part and parcel

Francis Kendall on how Part 36 disputes are an ongoing feature of litigation Professor Dominic Regan tweeted recently that his course on part 36 had proven his most popular for the tenth straight year. When you look at the recent output of... view