Practice Notes: Costs

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

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

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