The number of motor insurance claims notified to insurers in the second quarter of 2020 fell by nearly half, but their value leapt by 31%, according to the Association of British Insurers.
A defendant’s potential exposure to paying the premium for after-the-event insurance necessary to meet its demand for security for costs was “not relevant” to the question of security.
A judge lambasted the preparation of low-value road traffic claims, describing them as “drivel” and saying “they are mostly prepared in a way which makes me ashamed of our profession”.
A costs judge has struck down three conditional fee agreements in a big-money commercial case for having the potential to lead to a claim for a success fee exceeding 100%.
A High Court judge was wrong to order a litigation friend, acting for children, to pay costs after unsuccessfully applying to challenge the settlement of a trust dispute, appeal judges have ruled.
The overriding objective means that defendants can be prevented from taking advantage of claimant errors to achieve lower settlements in RTA portal cases, a judge has ruled.
The High Court has rejected an application for a payment out of court to fund all of the defendants’ legal fees under a conditional fee agreement in a “gargantuan” tax fraud case.
A Kent law firm has been ordered to pay wasted costs on the indemnity basis for its “negligent and unreasonable conduct” in bringing a claim the court had no jurisdiction to hear.