Certifying bill of costs

Certifying a Bill of Costs – a Cautionary Tale – Gempride Ltd v Bamrah

June saw a number of costs law cases of some interest and importance being heard in the higher courts and none more so than the Court of Appeal case of Gempride Ltd v Bamrah (2018) EWCA Civ 1367 . This covered amongst other matters, hourly fees, agents, Before the Event Insurance (BTE) Read the full article…

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A Round Up of May’s Costs Cases

Case law involving legal costs issues, was pretty thin on the ground in May, certainly by comparison to the preceding few months. Nevertheless, there have still been some important decisions for us to look at. First up, we’ll start with a judgment that was actually handed down near the end Read the full article…

Hourly rates RNB and Nash

Hourly Rates in Budgeted Costs: Where are we after RNB and Nash?

Does a reduction in hourly rates for incurred costs mean a reduction will of necessity follow for budgeted costs too at assessment? ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ seems to be the answer at the moment, as there have been decisions either way, all at first instance. In August last year Deputy Master Read the full article…

Are You Ready For the new electronic bill of costs

The New Electronic Bill of Costs is Coming – Are You Ready?

The new electronic bill of costs will be mandatory from 6th April 2018. As a solicitor, you may be well prepared. Alternatively you may not be prepared at all. What is for certain, this is a new era for solicitors and cost experts, alike that cannot be left until the last Read the full article…

Changes to Costs Budgeting and Bills of Costs : April 2016 – At a Glance

The 83rd update to the Civil Procedure Rules, which came into force (in so far as most of the amendments are concerned) on the 6th April 2016, introduced some key changes that affect the Costs Management and Detailed Assessment Procedure. The changes are relevant to proceedings issued on or after Read the full article…