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It is now over five years since Costs Management procedures were introduced as a result of the Jackson reforms. Since then ‘proportionality’ ‘costs management’ and ‘costs budgeting’ have become terms of everyday usage for litigation solicitors, barristers and costs lawyers alike. In the years since 1st April 2013, a fair Read the full article…

The post Costs Budgeting Summary : Case Law 2017 to Date appeared first on R Costings.

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When the CPR came into force in April 1999, the old method of placing your opponent on risk as to costs in litigation, the Payment into Court, was replaced by Part 36 of the CPR. The intention was the same as the payment into court – to put some pressure Read the full article…

The post Is the Part 36 Offer Still Fit for Purpose After Hislop v Perde? appeared first on R Costings.

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The last month was a pretty hot one, both for the number of important and interesting legal costs judgments that were delivered, as well as in terms of the record outdoor (and in some offices, indoor) temperatures being hit. Here’s our round-up of the some of the legal costs news Read the full article…

The post July 2018 Costs Round Up – QOCs, Part 36, Fixed Costs appeared first on R Costings.

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The case of Tuson v Murphy  [2018] EWCA Civ 1461 in which judgment was handed down on the 22nd June confirmed the rigidity of the effects of making a Part 36 offer and how difficult it is to persuade a court that the non-default costs  effects should not apply even where Read the full article…

The post Tuson v Murphy – To Part 36 or to Calderbank – That is the Question? appeared first on R Costings.

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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…

The post Certifying a Bill of Costs – a Cautionary Tale – Gempride Ltd v Bamrah appeared first on R Costings.

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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…

The post A Round Up of May’s Costs Cases appeared first on R Costings.

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Judgement in the case of Herbert v HH Law given by Mr Justice Hoole in the Sheffield District Registry of the High Court on the 21st March this year. It upheld the earlier decisions of District Judge Bellamy. On the one hand, it was a newsworthy judgement because it was Read the full article…

The post Herbert v HH Law Limited and the Case for Providing a Well-Reasoned Risk Assessment appeared first on R Costings.

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At the turn of the year, there were three things that we knew were going to happen in 2018. Manchester City were going to win the Premier League in football, GDPR was going to come in on the 25th May and the New Electronic Bill of Costs was going to Read the full article…

The post Heads, Sand, Ostriches and the New E-Bill appeared first on R Costings.

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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…

The post Hourly Rates in Budgeted Costs: Where are we after RNB and Nash? appeared first on R Costings.

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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…

The post Springer V University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust appeared first on R Costings.

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