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Keynote Address by Lord Justice Jackson - The Review of Fixed Recoverable Costs
Posted: Mar 07 - 2017

Jackson LJ has delivered his Keynote Address on the Review of Fixed Recoverable Costs. …read more


Proportionality bites again... on entire costs claim
Posted: Feb 22 - 2017

Costs Judge, Master Simons, has slashed a Bill of Costs from £72,320 to £24,600 in a clinical negligence case which settled for £3,250. The reductions were made at provisional assessment and, aside from some minor increases, were maintained at an oral hearing. …read more


SARPD Oil reversed
Posted: Feb 16 - 2017

The amended rules related to costs budgeting come into force on 6 April 2017 as part of The Civil Procedure (Amendment) Rules 2017. The effect of these amendments is to reverse the decision in SARPD Oil International Ltd v Addax Energy SA & Anor [2016] EWCA Civ 120. …read more


Opposition against the proposed extension of fixed costs mounts
Posted: Feb 15 - 2017

Along with several other interested bodies the Association of Costs Lawyers have argued in response to Jackson LJ's call for evidence that it is too soon for a radical extension of fixed costs, coming only three years after the current regime was put in place. They have argued that the existing system of costs budgeting is succeeding in reducing costs and penalising unreasonable claims: …read more


June’s second SCCO proportionality ruling: now, almost two thirds of reasonable costs disallowed
Posted: Jun 24 - 2016

Earlier this month, in BNM v MGN Limited [2016] EWHC B13 (Costs)[sitetree_link,id=160], Master Gordon-Saker slashed a claimant’s incurred costs of £241,817 to £167,389.45 on the grounds of reasonableness, and then to just £83,964.80 on the basis of proportionality. …read more


Senior Costs Judge halves "reasonable" claim for costs on grounds of proportionality
Posted: Jun 09 - 2016

The recently handed-down decision of Master Gordon-Saker in BNM v MGN Limited [2016] EWHC B13 (Costs) has bought some clarity to the post-Jackson relationship between “reasonable” legal costs and “proportionate” legal costs. …read more


NHSLA wins third additional legal costs liabilities dispute against Irwin Mitchell
Posted: Mar 15 - 2016

For a third time, the NHS Litigation Authority (NHSLA) has defeated a claim for additional legal costs liabilities brought by Irwin Mitchell. …read more


83rd Update coming into force April 2016
Posted: Feb 26 - 2016

The *83rd Update to the Civil Procedure Rules comes into force on 1 and 6 April 2016. This includes important changes to Part 3 - The Court’s Case Management Powers - and Practice Direction 3E - Costs Management Powers - and **Practice Direction 3E - Costs Management. *In summary: …read more


Costs budget submission deadline brought forward, Rule Committee decides
Posted: Dec 22 - 2015

The Civil Procedure Rule Committee (CPRC) has decided to bring forward the timetable for filing costs budgets, the minutes of its 13 November 2015 meeting reveal. …read more


T M Costings chooses Eclipse’s innovative Proclaim Costs Drafting Software solution
Posted: Oct 27 - 2015

[http://www.litigationfutures.com/sponsor-news/t-m-costings-chooses-eclipse-innovative-proclaim-costs-drafting-software-solution]TMC have selected a Proclaim Case Management Software solution from Eclipse. …read more


J Codes and the new Bill of Costs
Posted: Oct 02 - 2015

In his 2012 Review of Civil Litigation Costs in England and Wales report, Jackson LJ said this.... …read more


Estimates in the Court of Protection
Posted: Oct 01 - 2015

Cost budgeting has so far not reached the Court of Protection. Shortly, however, Deputies will be required to provide Estimates in relation to General Management work.  …read more

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