Timetabling in the wake of Jackson and Mitchell

19 Jun 2014

“But at my back I always hear; time’s wingèd chariot hurrying near.”

Andrew Marvell’s complaint has been a constant concern following the judgment last November in Mitchell v News Group Newspapers Ltd [2013] EWCA Civ 1537, when the Court of Appeal held that the solicitors would not be entitled to recover their costs budget of more than £500,000 because the firm was late filing its budget.

High price

Many expert witnesses have responded by cutting their caseload. Mark Burton, a partner
at Kennedys, specialising in serious injury, says...

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