Challenging a Solicitors Bill – Swain v JC & A Solicitors

The Claimant was challenging a solicitors bill from a previous firm of solicitors retained by him Judgement was given on the 31st January 2018. Master Brown at the SCCO, in Swain v JC & A Solicitors, provided some good news for those seeking to raise challenges on their solicitor and Read the full article…

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Sharp v Blank : Revising Costs Budgets : Significant Developments

The recent decision on revising costs budgets handed down by Chief Master Marsh in this large and complex HBOS acquisition litigation is a must read for costs practitioners. Although it is of a rather daunting length, the judgement which runs to almost 28 pages over 94 paragraphs is eminently readable, which Read the full article…

Jackson Pilot Scheme To Cap Litigation Costs At £80K

  On 28th January 2016, Lord Justice Jackson dropped a bombshell on the legal community.  In a speech to the Insolvency Practitioners’ Association in January 2016, he revealed his recommendations to extend fixed costs to all civil claims, including personal injury cases up to a value of £250,000, irrespective of complexity. Read the full article…