A claimant should not be subject to a “swingeing” costs order for adding to their plea if they ultimately win damages using the same evidence as their initial claim.
Norris J decides how to allocate costs where some legal expenditure is common to four related disputes, and where both sides win elements of their case.
Coulson J decides that a claimant’s proposed £9.2 million costs budget for a straightforward £18 million damages claim was excessive.
The rights of interested parties to costs was discussed in a recent High Court ruling arising out of a government procurement dispute.
The Court of Appeal expresses concern over the withdrawal of legal aid for the majority of family proceedings
The High Court awarded costs against all three claimants on an indemnity basis, notwithstanding the fact that each party notionally succeeded in their claim for libel.
In a recent libel case, the High Court clarified the judiciary’s approach to contingencies within budgets. In the dispute, contingencies accounted for around 10 per cent of both sides’ future estimated costs.
Where the Court orders a party to pay costs subject to a detailed assessment it will order that party to pay a reasonable sum on account of costs unless there is a good reason not to do so. Such power is not dependent upon the filing of a statement of costs, nor the type of funding arrangement in place
High Court Judge overturns overly generous application of Mitchell guidance
A Costs Judge concludes that the Mitchell guidance does not apply to default judgments contrary to earlier High Court ruling.
Our occasional e-Newsletters are a concise, useful and convenient source of information relevant to our clients.
"At Hodge Jones and Allen we have a large team of specialist clinical negligence lawyers who require costs draftsmen who understand the complex nature of our work and who are able to negotiate on high value multi-track cases consistently and with ease. Toby Moreton fits this bill entirely and he and his team have given us invaluable assistance on all aspects of costs negotiating for several years now. In particular, Toby's easy manner yet in-depth understanding of costs law makes him a pleasure to work with."Olivia Lawson – for Hodge Jones & Allen LLP