Practice Notes: Costs

QOCS and ‘mixed claims’

Sophie Khan considers the first case to involve qualified one-way costs shifting in relation to type

19 May 2017

Not so clear cut on costs

Steven Davies considers the Supreme Court’s dismissal of appeals against recoverability of ATE and succes

08 May 2017

An overview of costs in arbitration

Camilla Godman discusses the lessons learned from CIArb’s Hong Kong Workshop on costs budgeting and third-part

13 Apr 2017

Solicitors on costs management: ‘Better the devil you know’

Perceived client preference for fixed recoverable costs splits PI and commercial practitione

11 Apr 2017

Costs budgeting versus detailed assessment

The appeal decision in Merrix provides certainty on costs management and a strong argument against fixed costs, writes Franci

11 Apr 2017

Supreme Court dismisses publishers’ appeals against recoverability of ATE and success fees

Parliament did not see fit to render the LASPO regime retrospective, says Lor

11 Apr 2017

When the litigation loser becomes the winner

The recent Marathon case is a message to any recipient of a part 36 offer to put financial motives to one side, writes Lesle

04 Apr 2017

Proper planning prevents proportionality pain

Lawyers cannot just follow their usual procedures without considering the prospect of a disproportionate outcome, explains Steve

14 Mar 2017

Jackson LJ considering ‘intermediate’ litigation track

Costs shifting is ‘a two-edged sword’ that both promotes and inhibits access to justice, say

07 Mar 2017

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