Master Rowley becomes the latest costs judge to tackle the meaning of 'good reason to depart' from an approved costs budget on detailed assessment, specifically in relation to hourly rates and valuation of claim.
An examination of the role and relevance of an approved costs budget on an application under CPR 44.2(8) for a payment on account of costs.
The High Court examines the requirement to assess risk when setting a post LASPO non-recoverable success fee in personal injury proceedings.
On a detailed assessment of costs a reduction in hourly rates of the incurred costs is not a 'good reason' to depart from the budget in respect of the budgeted (future) costs.
Court of Appeal addresses arguments relating to defective, co-existing and implied retainers, as well as deed of rectifications relating to conditional fee agreements.
Celebrity litigants Brian May and Anita Dobson win significant recoverable costs uplift as circuit judge questions Master Rowley’s proportionality decision.
Court of Appeal decides that a pre-April 1 2013 CFA was novated when a claimant agreed to instruct a replacement firm – but that LASPO transitional rules allow their success fee to be recovered regardless.
The High Court has affirmed that in order to comply with the strict requirements of the Solicitors Act 1974 a statute bill must be a complete and self-contained bill for costs including all disbursements incurred during the period covered.
Warby J considers the application of CPR 36.13 (4)(b) and (5) following acceptance of a defendant's Part 36 Offer out of time
Chief Master Marsh considers the purpose and effect of commenting on incurred costs at a costs management hearing under CPR 3.15 and PD 3E.
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