Court rejects Covid adjournment to press on with in-person trial

The High Court has ruled that the fears of three witnesses about giving evidence in person during the UK’s winter Covid spike should not lead to a five-week complex commercial trial being adjourned.

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Group action firm in groundbreaking TV advertising campaign

Group action practice PGMBM has become what is thought to be the first law firm in the UK to advertise on TV for claimants to join specific cases.

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One day late acceptance of part 36 offer puts costs in play

An automatic entitlement to costs under part 36 only arises if the offer is accepted within the ‘relevant period’, the High Court has ruled. A day later and they can then be argued before the court.

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Harbour-backed Mishcon launches collective action against BT

London firm Mishcon de Reya, with financial backing from funder Harbour, has filed a collective claim worth almost £600m against BT over alleged historic overcharging for landlines.

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CA bids to strengthen funding market with security for costs ruling

A principle that a defendant receiving security for costs from a claimant’s litigation funder should not have to provide a cross-undertaking in damages will improve the funding market, the Court of Appeal has ruled.

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Insurers under pressure to pay out after Supreme Court BI ruling

Pressure is now on insurers to pay out to policyholders with business interruption insurance following Friday’s Supreme Court ruling, although there are still issues to be sorted out.

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Court of Appeal: Solicitors can be paid on DBA termination

The Court of Appeal has today saved damages-based agreements by ruling that they are not unenforceable if they provide that the client has to pay incurred costs and expenses on termination.

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Court of Appeal overturns costs award made after interim injunction

There is no “pay as you go” principle which overrides the general rule that the court should reserve the costs where an interim injunction is granted, appeal judges have ruled.

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19 January 2021
Christian Smith

Pay as you go? Not quite

The Court of Appeal recently reaffirmed the statement of the general rule in the White Book that the costs of an application for an interim injunction will, absent any special factors, be reserved.

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