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Litigant in person who walked out of assessment hearing ordered to pay £83,000 costs

A litigant in person who “abruptly” walked out of a detailed assessment hearing before the end of the first day and failed to return, has been ordered to pay £82,930 by an employment judge. The sum is unusually high for an employment tribunal, where the general rule is that no more than £20,000 can be awarded in costs.

September 4th, 2017 | 2 Comments »

Appeal judges refuse to order assessment of costs agreed by administrators

The Court of Appeal has refused a request by the liquidators of a company for a detailed assessment of costs agreed by the firm’s administrators. The costs involved were fees of €2.76m charged by City firm Slaughter and May.

May 25th, 2016 | No Comments »

EAT upholds £10,000 costs order against claimant “in dire straits”

A costs order of £10,000 against a woman described by her barrister as “in dire straits” has been upheld by the Employment Appeal Tribunal. Mrs Justice Simler held that nothing in the rules required an employment tribunal to make a “precise estimate of what could be afforded”.

April 23rd, 2015 | No Comments »