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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…

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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…