Judge caps “alarming costs” of Supreme Court appeal

The High Court has criticised the “deeply alarming” level of costs which the trustee of the British Airways pension scheme expects to spend in a Supreme Court appeal.

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DDJ “should not have interfered” with parties’ costs agreement

A deputy district judge’s decision to vary a consent order for costs on the standard basis to apply fixed costs to a claim that started in the portal has been overturned.

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Sunday Times

Law firm complains to IPSO over Sunday Times article

London law firm Signature Litigation has used a complaint to the Independent Press Standards Organisation to secure a clarification from The Sunday Times over a costs dispute.

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Appeal refused over claimant who issued just to recover costs

The Court of Appeal has refused permission to appeal a High Court decision that found a claimant was entitled to issue his claim solely in pursuit of costs.

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Fees breakdown published for capped costs pilot

The breakdown of the £80,000 in fees that solicitors will be able to claim under the voluntary capped costs pilot for certain Business and Property Courts cases valued up to £250,000 has been published.

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Part 36 penalties “severable”, says judge as she refuses 10% uplift

The consequences of beating a part 36 offer are “severable” and each should be assessed against the test of whether it would be unjust to award them, a judge has ruled.

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Bar for budget revision “should not be set too high”

The bar for what constitutes a ‘significant development’ requiring revisions to a budget “should not be set too high”, a Queen’s Bench master has said.

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Capped costs pilot for cases worth up to £250k to launch next month

A pilot scheme introducing capped costs of £80,000 for cases worth up to £250,000 – as recommended by Sir Rupert Jackson last year – is set to be introduced next month.

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