All firms should consider whether they include the requisite information in bills of costs

The Court of Appeal has handed down an important decision which provides essential guidance to firms on what information must be set out in both paper and electronic bills of costs.

The judgment in AKC v Barking, Havering & Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust [2022] EWCA Civ 630 was handed down on 10 May 2022.

The appeal concerned a 2021 decision of Justice Steyn ([2021] EWHC 2607 (QB)) and raised the question as to how a bill of costs must be framed. 

In 2015, the appellant (AKC) made a clinical negligence claim against the respondent (the Trust). The Trust admitted liability and AKC's liability costs were agreed and...

Suzanne Townley
News Editor
Solicitors Journal

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