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…

proportionality in court of protection

Proportionality and Court of Protection Costs – No Escape!

This article was written on the 8th March 2018. Here’s a trivia question for you. What other memorable event happened on that same day? We can almost hear you shouting the answer from your offices. Yes, Lord Justice Jackson’s retirement as Lord Justice of Appeal was effective as of this the 8th Read the full article…

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Harrison v University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire NHS Trust

Harrison v University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire NHS Trust On 21st June 2017, the highly-anticipated Court of Appeal decision of Harrison v University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire NHS Trust [2017] EWCA Civ 792, was handed down. It confirmed the decision in Merrix v Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust [2017] 346 (QB).  In Read the full article…

Proportionate Costs Orders and Beating Part 36 Offers

Proportionate Costs Orders Upon Beating Part 36 Offers

Webb v Liverpool Womens’ NHS Foundation Trust [2015] considered Can a successful claimant in litigation be subject to a proportionate costs order upon beating their own part 36 offer? Apparently, yes – the High Court has ruled. In his rather surprising ruling, Saffman J held: ‘I do not accept that Read the full article…