Practice Notes: Costs

Neil Lloyd discusses how a proactive approach to business development can pay dividends for firms looking to bounce back from the pandemic.

Neil Lloyd discusses how a proactive approach to business development can pay dividends for firms looking to bounce back from the pandemic.

21 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

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

Lawyers chastised for non-compliance with PDs

During a return to the bench, Sir James Munby has chastised lawyers for ignoring practice directions

16 Apr 2021

Litigation firms ‘expected’ to have links with costs lawyers

A Senior Courts Costs Office decision has emphasised that firms should employ costs lawyers or risk paying a heavy financial price

13 Apr 2021

New costs chair

Former government minister David Heath is the newly appointed chair of the Costs Lawyer Standards Board (CLSB). Heath is also a former director on the SRA

15 Mar 2021

High Court rejects lawyers’ bid to recover £1m advertising costs

Solicitors' advertising costs in BA group litigation are the cost of getting the business in and not recoverable

08 Feb 2021

Increase guideline hourly rate by 35 pc, says judge

Guideline hourly rates (GHR) should be increased by 35% to reflect inflation pending the outcome of a review, a High Court has said
 

04 Dec 2020

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