The courts have no power to order the payment of costs on account after a part 36 offer is accepted, the High Court has ruled. Mr Justice Birss said part 36 made no provision for one.
A cyclist defendant who counterclaimed against another cyclist after a head-on collision was not protected by qualified one-way costs shifting in the main action, a judge has ruled.
A High Court judge has strongly criticised a City partner who gave a journalist a copy of a witness statement made in support of an application for pre-action disclosure.
A Queen’s Bench master was wrong in his approach to costs budgeting because he approved only the constituent parts of the estimated costs and not a final figure, the High Court has ruled.
The ability for experts to give evidence remotely in the new era of virtual hearings will be “very welcome” in some cases, a senior judge said today.
A party’s claim to legal advice privilege over two internal emails has been rejected by the High Court, which has also ordered a privileged document disclosed by mistake destroyed.
A leading law firm has launched a service that uses AI to analyse large quantities of data quickly and minimise the “caveats” relied on by lawyers when assessing early stage disputes.
A High Court judge has expressed his dismay at the “staggering” £1.2m costs bill racked up by parties in an arbitration dispute who appeared ready to incur costs “without limit”.