Practice Notes: Costs

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

A matter of interest

Kerry Underwood analyses conflicting costs rulings on interest

13 Oct 2020

Understanding Part 36, from day one

Kerry Underwood argues the case for day one Part 36 offers, in almost any instance

09 Sep 2020

Shortcomings in costs

Claire Green says costs work should be the preserve of regulated costs professionals

09 Sep 2020

Innovating costs

A roundtable discussion found that the electronic bill of costs opens up new opportunities, as Claire Green explains

03 Sep 2020

Balancing the books

A recent costs decision is notable for some bizarre submissions to the court, says Kerry Underwood

26 Aug 2020

Costs comeback

Kerry Underwood considers how the costs landscape appears set to change in the coming months

06 Jul 2020

Guideline hourly rates to be reviewed and updated

A long-awaited review into the solicitors’ guideline hourly rates is underway following mounting pressure from lawyers and judges

17 Apr 2020

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