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Battle over success fees in privacy cases heads for Supreme Court

The question of whether recoverable success fees in privacy cases are incompatible with publishers’ rights to freedom of expression is set to go before the Supreme Court, following a High Court ruling. Last month a challenge to the recoverability of success fees in publications proceedings was granted a leapfrog appeal.

April 21st, 2016 | No Comments »

ATE premium “not part of costs” of appeal to Supreme Court

After-the-event (ATE) insurance premiums are not part of the “costs of an appeal” to the Supreme Court, Lord Neuberger has ruled. There needed to be an “agreement or specific statutory sanction” that it should be recoverable.

January 29th, 2015 | No Comments »

Don’t apply for adjournments based on Coventry, say defence lawyers

Insurers should not apply for adjournments in pre-April 2013 cases over the payment of success fees and after-the-event insurance in the wake of the Supreme Court’s ruling in Coventry, a leading defendant law firm has recommended.

August 7th, 2014 | No Comments »