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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

27 June 2019

Front and centre: Allen v Brethertons LLP and the status of costs lawyers

Article for Thomson Reuters Dispute Resolution Blog by Claire Green, Chair of The Association of Costs Lawyers Costs Lawyers may generally operate behind the scenes, but a recent case in the Senior Courts Costs Office provides a useful remi... view

23 May 2019

FIGURE IT OUT … Francis Kendall analyses proposals for a fixed costs extension

It was no doubt one of Sir Rupert Jackson’s great regrets about his report on the costs of civil litigation that not all of his recommendations were implemented, most significantly those on legal aid. But when it comes to his supplemental... view