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PCOs can be made in ‘closed evidence’ cases, High Court rules

Protective costs orders (PCOs) can be made in favour of people accused of terrorism and where reliance is put on ‘closed evidence’, the High Court has ruled. The application was made by Moazzam Begg, a former Guantanamo detainee.

June 30th, 2015 | 2 Comments »

Coulson J lays down the post-Jackson law on late amendments

Mr Justice Coulson has taken advantage of a complex commercial property dispute to set out rules for the “right approach” to late amendments, warning that “proportionality is vital”.

June 1st, 2015 | No Comments »

Judge’s despair as costs hit £16,000 in dispute over £15

A district judge has been driven to despair as solicitors cranked up over £16,000 in costs in a dispute over an outstanding amount of only £15. District Judge Peake told Birkenhead County Court: “One can almost read the Daily Mail or the Daily Express headlines.”

May 1st, 2014 | 4 Comments »