Press Articles



03 September 2020

Innovating Costs

We are now a year into the compulsory adoption of the electronic bill of costs in most multi-track cases. Like any innovation that disrupts a long-established way of working, the early days have not always been smooth, and there will be tweaks n... view

18 August 2020

Costs Capping and Questions of Interest: Marbrow v Sharpes Garden Services Ltd

Costs professionals regularly received questions about certain aspects of inter partes assessments, such as the amount of recoverable interest and myriad issues surrounding costs budgeting. Most will have ready answers; however, there remain are... view

10 July 2020

Ensure your evidence, costs information and options from day one

As result of the new SRA Standards and Regulations issued in November 2019, which replaced the SRA Handbook, solicitors are required to comply with paragraph 8.7 of The Code of Conduct for Solicitors, RELs and RFL and paragraph 7.1 (c) of the SR... view

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