Press Articles



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

15 April 2020

COVID-19 and the impact on costs lawyers

As we all attempt to navigate the changes to our world at present and adjust to the challenges presented, it is clear that everyone has been, and continues to be, affected by the outbreak of Covid-19. For legal professionals the virus is ha... view