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Claimants who discontinued huge case during trial ordered to pay indemnity costs


Claimants who discontinued their case four days into a six-week trial have been ordered to pay the defendants’ costs on the indemnity basis because their conduct took it ‘out of the norm’. The defendants estimated that they had spent more than £11m in costs.

October 19th, 2018

Court of Appeal upholds law firm’s floating charge to secure £3.8m fee

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A law firm had a floating charge to secure a fixed fee of over £3.8m from a collapsed hotel company, appeal judges have ruled. London litigation specialist Candey had the charge over millions of pounds returned to Peak Hotels from earlier, bigger payments into court.

October 18th, 2018

Partial relief from sanction for claimant who submitted partial budget


A claimant who submitted a budget that did not include figures for trial preparation or trial has won relief from a decision that limited the entire budget to court fees only – but only for those parts of the budget that were completed.

October 17th, 2018


An analogue decision? Google defeats attempt at consumer ‘class action’

Claire Stockford

In an eagerly awaited judgment, the High Court handed down its ruling in Richard Lloyd v Google LLC on 8 October. It seems clear that there is a degree of reluctance to permit group litigation which will not materially benefit consumers. That being said, it is hard to ignore the increased possibilities of group litigation in the context of corporate data breaches, particularly following the implementation of GDPR earlier this year.

October 18th, 2018

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