Press Articles



14 May 2020


The grim reaches of Covid-19 are affecting all corners of society in a way that few could have imagined even twelve weeks ago.  With a vaccine deemed unlikely to be readily available this year, the mantra we will be getting used to over the... view

17 April 2020

Part and parcel

Francis Kendall on how Part 36 disputes are an ongoing feature of litigation Professor Dominic Regan tweeted recently that his course on part 36 had proven his most popular for the tenth straight year. When you look at the recent output of... view

15 April 2020

COVID-19 and the impact on costs lawyers

As we all attempt to navigate the changes to our world at present and adjust to the challenges presented, it is clear that everyone has been, and continues to be, affected by the outbreak of Covid-19. For legal professionals the virus is ha... view

20 March 2020

ANTHONY v COLLINS (2020) EWHC B14(Costs) and the need to get the retainer right

Until the indemnity principle disappears there will always be the need to make sure that the retainer between solicitor and client is clear. This was again highlighted in the recent judgment of Deputy Master Friston in Anthony v Collins (2020)EW... view

28 February 2020

Why are so many firms stumbling their way to failure when it comes to applications for relief?

Stephen Averill provides some answers.  If you haven’t recently had the misfortune to require a successful application for relief from sanctions, the chances are you know someone who has. Although we are several years into the Ja... view