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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…

Springer v University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust

Springer V University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust

No Notification of Funding Arrangement – No Relief from Sanctions! The last few weeks of this month have seen a proliferation of important costs judgements. Over the coming days we will look in more detail at some of these, starting with Springer v University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust 2018 (EWCA) Civ 436 a Read the full article…

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12 Top Tips From Our Legal Costs Experts

We asked some of our team of legal costs experts to provide their top costs tips and as a result we have 12 to share. We hope that among them, there will be at least one or two that you take away and put to good use in the future. So 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…

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…

Where There’s A Will

Costs in personal injury claims where probate is involved can cause the unwary practitioner a variety of problems. We explain how practitioners can avoid giving themselves sleepless nights when dealing with such matters. When taking on a Personal Injury claim; or obtaining instructions from any new client, the mantra should 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…

Legal Costs Experts Marinus Clement & Stuart Waters join R Costings

R Costings are delighted to announce that two hugely experienced costs experts, Marinus Clement and Stuart Waters (pictured), have recently joined the company. Marinus is a senior costs lawyer. He has 40 years experience working in the field of costs and is a highly experienced costs lawyer, with rights of audience and Read the full article…

Court of Protection Costs : 4 FAQs Answered

Q: As a Solicitor Deputy, in relation to Court of Protection costs, am I subject to recovering fixed costs for the work that I do annually in managing my protected client’s (P’s) affairs? A: No and Yes! Pursuant to Practice Direction 19B(9), the annual (fixed) management fee for dealing with property and affairs, 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…