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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

06 September 2019

Proportionality refined?

The Court of Appeal has, after a six-year wait, finally provided some much-needed guidance on the application of the ‘new’ proportionality rules which were ushered in by the Jackson Reforms in 2013.   Echoing what the... view

18 July 2019

Practitioners should steer clear of making Part 36 offers with costs conditions attached, warns Paul Bracewell

A part 36 offer (pre-issue) which imposes a condition as to costs is not a valid offer, HHJ Matthews (Sitting as a High Court Judge) held in Knight & Another v Knight & Ors (Costs) (2019) EWHC 1545 (Ch). The case is also notable for... view

11 July 2019

Knight and another v Knight and others: Part 36 offer imposing costs conditions invalid

A part 36 offer (pre-issue) which imposes a condition as to costs is not a valid offer, HHJ Matthews (Sitting as a High Court Judge) held in Knight & Another v Knight & Ors (Costs) (2019) EWHC 1545 (Ch). The case is also notable for... view

02 July 2019

Part 36: uplifting news?

A recent case underscores that best practice is to only make receiving party Pt 36 offers on discrete & significant issues, says Francis Kendall In White and another (executors of the estate of William White, deceased) v Wincott Ga... view