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Senior Costs Judge: bids for adjournments based on Coventry receiving “short shrift”

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Applications for adjournments of costs assessment until the Supreme Court’s decision in Coventry v Lawrence are rightly being given “short shrift”, the Senior Costs Judge has said.

October 30th, 2014

Courts have “unfettered discretion” to order costs budgets, says High Court

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The courts have “unfettered discretion” to order costs budgets, whatever the size of the damages at stake, Mr Justice Coulson has said, despite arguments to the contrary based on the wording in the CPR.

October 30th, 2014

MoJ launches “lessons learned exercise” after writing off £45m on abandoned court projects

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The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has promised to launch a “formal lessons learned exercise” after writing off £45.8m on abandoned building projects for new courts.

October 29th, 2014

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Above and beyond the call of duty

Christopher Deadman

In the most recent edition of the Law Society’s Civil Justice Newsletter, Rocco Pirozzolo laid bare the reasons why damages-based agreements (DBAs) have yet to take off. The essential problem with the DBA is that it is an all or nothing bet. A single roll of the dice. An ‘empty out’ job on the last favourite at Sandown.

October 23rd, 2014

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