Press Articles



05 November 2018

Proportionality: the new political correctness

Article for Thomson Reuters Dispute Resolution Blog by David Bailey-Vella, council member of the Association of Costs Lawyers Proportionality is something that is considered from the pre-action stage, right through to costs of assessment. I... view

29 October 2018

Standing up for costs lawyers: Allen v Brethertons LLP

By Francis Kendall, Vice-Chair, Association of Costs Lawyers It is now 11 years since the Legal Services Act was passed and eight since the regulatory regime it created fully came into being. And still, unfortunately, there are those elsewh... view

19 October 2018

Behave or suffer the consequences

Blog for New Law Journal by David Cooper, council member of the Association of Costs Lawyers and a partner at Peterborough firm Taylor Rose TTKW Ltd Bad behaviour is often the type of conduct that can give rise to severe penalties, but it c... view

16 October 2018

Litigation Funding - September 2018

Article for litigation funding by Francis Kendall, vice-chairman of the Association of Costs Lawyers We are five months into the compulsory electronic bill of costs and so far all is quiet. Obviously it will take time before cases affected... view

08 October 2018

Ignoring costs lawyer earns judicial rebuke in fee dispute

Master Leonard says Brethertons should have given Kerry-Anne Moore ‘the same professional courtesy as a solicitor’. A costs judge has criticised a firm that ignored a costs lawyer acting on the opposing side in a case concerning... view