Clarification at last for high value claims which start in the Portal.

The Civil Procedure (Amendment) Rules 2017 will be coming into force shortly and will be providing some much needed clarification for those high value claims which start in the portal. On the 6th April 2017 the new rules will give statutory force to the Court of Appeal’s decision in Qader Read the full article…

Defendants Late Acceptance of Part 36 Offer In Otherwise Fixed-Fee Case Prompts District Judge To Award Indemnity Costs

Another reminder, if any was needed, that late acceptance of a Part 36 offer can lead to severe costs consequences, was the message from two more recent District Judge decisions. Many Claimants will fondly remember the decision of the Court of Appeal in Broadhurst v. Tan [2016] EWCA Civ 94 Read the full article…

Sharp v Leeds City Council : Court of Appeal rules Pre-Action Disclosure Applications subject to Fixed Costs

In a decision handed down on the 1st February, the Court of Appeal ruled that Applications for Pre-Action Disclosure in cases which leave the portals, are still subject to fixed costs. Sharp v Leeds City Council [2017] EWCA Civ 33, a public liability claim, left the portal. The Claimant then Read the full article…

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Light at the End of the Tunnel? Relief From Sanctions Granted Again

Common Sense & The Three Stage Test Are Applied The Court of Appeal heard three related cases in July 2014, now fondly referred to in cost circles as “The Mitchell Three“, concerning Applications for Relief from Sanctions. The Court of Appeal upheld these three appeals and laid down a three Read the full article…

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Eight Months On: A Short Review of the EL/PL Claims Portal

In July 2013, R Costings Costs Lawyer, Sarah Page-Croft, wrote an article “Controlling Claimants Costs through the new EL/ PL Portal” as the new portal was launched. The article which was published in Inside Law Magazine as well as here on the R Costings Blog and went on to prove Read the full article…

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Controlling Claimants Costs Through the New EL/PL Portal

In response to its consultation on Solving Disputes in the County Court, the Government committed to extend the current Road Traffic Accident (RTA) Personal Injury scheme vertically, by including claims up to a value of £25,000.00, and horizontally, by including Employers Liability (EL) and Public Liability (PL) claims up to Read the full article…