Practice Notes: Costs

Good reason and exceptional circumstances

David Cooper considers when parties may depart from the budget at detailed assessment in light o

07 Aug 2017

A more than half empty glass

Jackson LJ has not addressed the root causes of high costs in clin neg claims, which may lead to serious, unintended consequences for patient safety, expla

07 Aug 2017

A further step along the fixed costs road

Lord Justice Jackson’s report on extending the fixed costs regime is a welcome development, writes Kerr

07 Aug 2017

Chasing the holy grail

Lord Justice Jackson has scaled back his fixed costs proposals, but this is far from the end of the story, writes John van de

04 Aug 2017

Lord Justice Jackson scales back fixed costs proposals

One-size-fits-all cost proposal gives way to “a more segregate

31 Jul 2017

Do you need protection from an obsessive LIP?

Jonathan Fozard explains how solicitors can protect their clients from troublesom

24 Jul 2017

Abuse of the costs budgeting process

Compromise can lead to relatively narrow issues on costs that are limited to significant points of principle, advises Franci

11 Jul 2017

Introduction of new electronic bill of costs delayed

Costs lawyers warn solicitors not to avoid th

21 Jun 2017

ACL warns solicitors to prepare for electronic bill of costs

Rule committee sets October date for compulsory use in Senior Courts Cost

25 May 2017

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