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24 November 2020

The costs dilemma in claims against multiple defendants

Success or no success - trial or summary determination? Whilst the general rule under CPR 44.2 is that the unsuccessful party should pay the successful party’s costs the court may make a different order. Further, the consequences of C... view

16 October 2020

Getting Technical

Francis Kendall outlines a case that marks a return to technical challenges of CFAs “The interests of justice require that the balance be struck between protection of the client's right to seek taxation and of the solicitor's right to... view

09 October 2020

GOT A GOOD REASON OR NOT? Do not overlook the Indemnity Principle

Solicitors are required to advise clients about the costs in a case on a continuing basis. In a budgeted case, not only is there is a practical requirement to certify the budget, a solicitor must be satisfied that the client is aware of the cost... view

18 September 2020

Budget Departures

GOT A GOOD REASON OR NOT? Do not overlook the Indemnity Principle. Solicitors are required to advise clients about the costs in a case on a continuing basis. In a budgeted case, not only is there is a practical requirement to certify the bu... view

17 September 2020

Costs management: ‘Teeing off’ for the autumn

We have been living with budgeting and costs management for over seven years. There have been some unpleasant growing pains as practitioners have learnt the sometimes harsh reality of the significance of the rules and a failure to comply with th... view