Costs


Legal fees plus Covid doomed poultry business

A family run poultry business was pushed into administration because the impact of Covid-19 meant it could no longer afford the legal fees for defending a £1.6m claim and running a counterclaim.

Read More

Claimant loses all costs after assessment misconduct

A claimant has lost all of his remaining entitlement to costs because of misconduct during the assessment process. The costs judge took an even stricter approach than the Court of Appeal in Gempride.

Read More

Defendant in fees dispute did not waive personal service requirement

A defendant who lives in the USA and is being sued for legal fees did not waive the requirement for personal service for examination as a judgment debtor, the High Court has held.

Read More

QC’s £1.5m brief fee for nine months’ work “reasonable”

The Senior Costs Judge has approved a £1.5m brief fee for a leading QC who worked on a “titanic” commercial dispute almost exclusively for nine months.

Read More

Covid-19 “should not be part of debate” on clin neg costs

The coronavirus crisis “should not be part of the debate” on the introduction of fixed costs for clinical negligence cases, the new president of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers has said.

Read More

SCCO master latest to weigh in on budget underspending

The question of whether underspending on a phase is a good reason to depart from a budget has come under the spotlight again after a costs judge ruled that it was not.

Read More

Losing in CAT “not enough” for costs order against regulator

The starting point in the Competition Appeal Tribunal is that no order for costs should be made against an unsuccessful regulator acting purely in its regulatory capacity, the Court of Appeal has ruled.

Read More

Rule committee urged to review disbursements in fixed-cost cases

The Supreme Court has called on the Civil Procedure Rules Committee to review the issue of whether disbursements should be payable separately in fixed-cost personal injury cases.

Read More

← Older posts Page 1 of 56