Practice Notes: Costs

Challenge housing disrepair claims 

Ivan Goodsell looks at housing disrepair claims and why they are rising

19 Aug 2022

How transaction management tech can make deals less hostile

If your firm is still managing transactions with a word processing tool, it's time you considered a 21st century solution, argues Jack Sheph

20 Jul 2022

Beware HRA discretion?: Rafiq v Thurrock Borough Council [2022] EWHC 584 (QB)

Emelia Bezant-Gahan and Tom Lambourne examine the dangers of relying on the court’s discretion to extend limitation under s7(5) of the Human Rights A

07 Jun 2022

Court of Appeal decision specifies what information is required in bills of costs

All firms should consider whether they include the requisite information in bills of costs

12 May 2022

Civil bill assessments

Interim arrangements will apply for now

19 Oct 2021

The importance of avoiding a late cost budget submission

Ivan Goodsell explains when a cost budget is required and how a late submission can be remedied.

07 Oct 2021

Are guideline hourly rates misguided?

Ricky Cella reports on the new guideline hourly rates and their implications for firms  – particularly those outside of London.

06 Sep 2021

Profession 'eating itself': survey finds clients being encouraged to sue former lawyers

PI solicitors are facing claims based on deductions from damages following Belsner case

22 Jun 2021

Civil-assessed costs claims: inhouse and in trouble

The MoJ and LAA’s decision to transfer civil-assessed costs claims inhouse is extremely problematic, says Bob Baker

07 Jun 2021

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