Costs News

 

 

26 November 2020

News in brief - 26.11.2020

Take the ACL’s survey of Costs Lawyers There is still time to take the survey the ACL is carrying out to gauge members’ views about a range of issues. The results will appear in the Costs Lawyer magazine/weekly eBulletin, and ma... view

26 November 2020

Lacuna identified in criminal legal aid rules for civil committal proceedings

A circuit judge has identified a lacuna in the legal aid rules that means impecunious parties receiving criminal legal aid but facing costs orders for civil committal proceedings are not protected, unlike those in the criminal courts and legally... view

26 November 2020

QOCS does not apply to pre-issue applications, court rules

Proceedings for the purposes of the costs rules begin when the court issues a claim form and so qualified one-way costs shifting (QOCS) does not apply to pre-issue applications, a circuit judge has ruled. Her Honour Judge Melissa Clarke at... view

19 November 2020

Judge rejects non-party costs order against director who guaranteed, but did not pay, fees

The High Court has refused to make a non-party costs order against a director who controlled a company’s litigation because he would not have benefitted from a successful outcome. The company, Organic Village, actually had a costs ord... view

19 November 2020

News in brief - 19.11.2020

Take the ACL’s survey of Costs Lawyers A reminder that the ACL is carrying out its annual Costs Lawyers survey to gauge members’ views about a range of issues. The results will appear in the Costs Lawyer magazine/weekly eBulleti... view