Costs

SCCO costs guidance:

https://www.judiciary.uk/announcements/senior-courts-costs-office-guide-2018-is-published/

Slade (t/a Richard Slade and Company) v Boodia & Anor [Court of Appeal] 

re:  status of interim statute invoices. The judge ruled that the fact various bills rendered by the London firm included only profit costs or disbursements, but not both, did not prevent them from being interim statute bills. Newey LJ said it would be impractical to rule otherwise and would have ‘unsatisfactory implications’. A solicitor would not be able to raise a statute bill until they had been invoiced for all disbursements incurred during the relevant period, leaving the solicitor dependent on the cooperation of third parties. “Full Story -> https://www.lawgazette.co.uk/law/solicitors-win-on-appeal-over-status-of-costs-bills/5068475.article#.W_8DoE1Yq9Y.linkedin

Yirenki -v- Ministry of Defence [2018] EWHC 3102 (QB)

http://www.civillitigationbrief.com/2018/11/26/cost-budgeting-the-parties-must-know-where-they-stand-leaving-hourly-rates-open-is-inappropriate/

http://www.civillitigationbrief.com/2018/12/03/back-to-basics-17-when-should-a-cost-budget-be-filed-where-things-go-wrong/

BACK TO BASICS 17: WHEN SHOULD A COST BUDGET BE FILED: WHERE THINGS GO WRONG by G Exall

This may appear very basic. However I have seen both sides falling foul of this very recently. In particular the fact that the budget has to be filed with the directions questionnaire when the claim is limited to £50,000. THE RULES The rules are simple. Filing and exchanging budgets and budget discussion reports 3.13 (1) […]Read more of this post 

http://www.civillitigationbrief.com/2018/12/03/back-to-basics-17-when-should-a-cost-budget-be-filed-where-things-go-wrong/

 

BACK TO BASICS 19: COSTS BUDGETING WHEN CASE IS MORE THAN £25,000 BUT LESS THAN £50,000 by G Exall

There are special rules governing budgets in cases where the claimant claims more than £25,000 but less than £50,000. Firstly the budget has to be filed much earlier. Secondly the budget “must” only be the first page of Precedent H. These are rules that are easy to overlook. In particular it is very easy to […]

http://www.civillitigationbrief.com/2018/12/14/back-to-basics-19-costs-budgeting-when-case-is-more-than-25000-but-less-than-50000/

https://www.associationofcostslawyers.co.uk/%2fNews/court-will-require-bill-of-costs-before-allowing-payment-of-out-protected-partys-damages

COSTS WHERE A PARTY SUES A NUMBER OF DEFENDANTS: DEFENDANTS ORDERED TO PAY SUCCESSFUL DEFENDANT’S COSTS: HIGH COURT APPEAL by G Exall

I am grateful to Thomas Riis-Bristow, Associate Solicitor at Irwin Mitchell, for sending me a copy of the judgment of Mr Justice Lavender in McDermott -v- Inhealth Limited (19/07/2018), This deals with the issue of the appropriate costs order when a claimant is successful against some, but not all, defendants. THE CASE The claimant […] Read more of this post

  http://www.civillitigationbrief.com/2018/12/11/costs-where-a-party-sues-a-number-of-defendants-defendants-ordered-to-pay-successful-defendants-costs-high-court-appeal/  

A STRATEGY WHEN SETTLEMENT IS REACHED WITH SOME, BUT NOT ALL, DEFENDANTS by G Exall

An earlier post dealt with the judgment in McDermott -v- Inhealth Limited (19/07/2018) in relation to costs liability when a claimant settled against some, but not all, defendants in a clinical negligence case. That judgment was sent to me by Thomas Riis-Bristow, Associate Solicitor at Irwin Mitchell. Thomas was also kind enough to send me his “anecdotal tips” […] Read more of this post

http://www.civillitigationbrief.com/2018/12/13/a-strategy-when-settlement-is-reached-with-some-but-not-all-defendants/

http://www.claimsmag.co.uk/2018/12/arag-joins-scil-calls-for-fixed-recoverable-costs-rethink/12275

 

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