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Fixed Costs, Budgets and the Bill of Costs

Harmans Partner and Costs Lawyer Gary Knight discusses the implications of Lord Justice Jackson’s Review of Civil Litigation Costs on how solicitors recover costs on behalf of their clients.

July 27th, 2017 | Comments Off on Fixed Costs, Budgets and the Bill of Costs

Lord Chancellor announces changes to personal injury compensation payments

On 27th February, Elizabeth Truss announced her decision to lower the Discount Rate from 2.5% to minus 0.75% in accordance with the law and in her capacity as independent Lord Chancellor.

March 23rd, 2017 | Comments Off on Lord Chancellor announces changes to personal injury compensation payments

Merrix v Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust

The issue of costs budgets continues to occupy court time with The Honourable Mrs Justice Carr DBE the latest, and most senior, judge to give consideration to what, if any, weight an approved costs budget had when the bill of costs was the subject of a detailed assessment.

March 22nd, 2017 | Comments Off on Merrix v Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust

The new format bill of costs is upon us, so what now asks Mat Knight

The 86th Update to the CPR which came into force on 3 October 2016 extended the new bill of costs pilot scheme by a year and was modified to alleviate concerns raised about the existing form’s reliance on J Codes. The parties are able to file their new format bills in electronic format to assist the Court in assessing the bill, as any adjustment made by the Court to say the rate or hours claimed, would automatically be carried through to all relevant parts of the bill.

March 21st, 2017 | Comments Off on The new format bill of costs is upon us, so what now asks Mat Knight