Press Articles



18 December 2019

Approval of budgets

With its introduction as part of the Jackson reforms in April 2013, costs budgeting was intended to be used as a tool to streamline the costs procedure in litigation, by active court management of parties’ costs from an early stage. In the... view

05 December 2019

Tough Lessons on Costs

It is always exciting when the Supreme Court gets its teeth into costs – it doesn’t happen all that often. And the Supreme Court’s recent decision in Travelers Insurance Company Ltd v XYZ [2019] UKSC 48 is a useful primer on no... view

15 November 2019

The electronic bill of costs: friend or foe?

Anything electronic has always been controversial and can leave people feeling excluded. Certainly it seems that this is how the vast majority of practitioners feel when looking in on the new electronic bill of costs. Having spent a signifi... view

18 October 2019

Flight delay costs assessments: Senior v Blue Air

As another summer draws to a close we can all recall the newsworthy computer glitches and strikes which caused a great many flights to be delayed or cancelled, causing disruption and inconvenience to thousands of travellers. Naturally, with... view

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