Costs


Claimant and defendant lawyers accuse each other of cost-building

Claimant and defendant lawyers have accused each other of behaviour which inflates costs, in their responses to the government consultation on extending fixed recoverable costs.

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Judge refuses uplift after successful part 36 offer on hourly rates

A judge has refused to award claimants an uplift on their costs after beating a part 36 offer restricted just to the hourly rates in dispute.

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CA slashes party’s costs for successful appeal against costs order

The Court of Appeal has awarded successful appellants just 18% of their costs in overturning an earlier costs order.“ They sought £71,000 costs of a hearing against a costs order for £23,000.

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Jackson calls for overhaul of system for clinical negligence claims

Clinical negligence claims could be handled by a tribunal under a new test for liability of whether the patient has suffered ‘reasonably avoidable injury’, Sir Rupert Jackson has proposed.

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“Impecunious” company with wealthy backers denied costs cap

It would not be reasonable for an “impecunious” company to withdraw a crowdfunded claim for judicial review if it was denied a costs-capping order, because its shareholders have sufficient resources.

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Challenge to delegation of costs lawyer’s work fails

A challenge to a costs lawyer’s delegation of work to unqualified colleagues has failed, with a judge saying that to rule otherwise would make their work for members of the public “impossible”.

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Court can order costs in foreign currency on summary assessment

The court has jurisdiction to make an order for costs in a foreign currency on summary assessment, a deputy High Court judge has ruled in what he said appeared to be the first case on the point.

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Part 36 offer that included unpleaded counterclaim ruled valid

A part 36 offer made by a defendant in respect of both a claim and a proposed counterclaim which has yet to be pleaded is valid, the Court of Appeal has ruled.

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