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Chambers launches private early neutral evaluation service

No5 Chambers has launched a fixed-fee private early neutral evaluation service for claims worth up to £25,000, echoing the financial dispute resolution appointment in family proceedings

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Court refuses to increase budget for costs party brought on himself

The High Court has rejected a defendant’s request to revise his costs budget upwards, saying that the extra costs came from matters he either should have anticipated or brought on himself.

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Introduce QOCS for employment discrimination claims, say MPs

There should be a presumption that tribunals will order employers to pay employees’ costs if they lose a discrimination case in which sexual harassment has been alleged, MPs said today.

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