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Cost limits discourage legal representation for Children

Posted on: April 23, 2012

Cost limits discourage legal representation for Children The Court of Appeal decision in Dockerill & Healy v Tullett; Macefield v Bakos; Tubridy v Sawar [2012] EWCA Civ 184 has effectively reduced solicitor and barrister involvement in low value infant PI … Continue reading

Interest is recoverable on CFA funded cases

Posted on: February 22, 2012

On 16 February 2012 the Court of Appeal handed down judgment in Adrian Simcoe v Jacuzzi UK Group Plc [2012] EWCA Civ 137 This judgment confirmed that interest on costs is recoverable from the date that the court awards costs … Continue reading

Court of Appeal confirms that Claimants can have their costs if a case settles pre-action

Posted on: February 6, 2012

It is uncontroversial that Part 36 offers can be made at any point, including before the commencement of proceedings (r.36.3(2)(a)) and, if accepted in time, the claimant is entitled to the costs of the proceedings up to the date on … Continue reading

Motto v Trafigura: Our experience from the shop floor

Posted on: December 14, 2011

It has been 3 months since the Court of Appeal decision in Motto v Trafigura Limited [2011] EWCA Civ 1150. The case has determined some important areas of costs law but appears to have limited impact on day to day … Continue reading

Fighting for reasonable costs

Posted on: December 5, 2011

Defendants are always thinking up new ways of attempting to argue out of paying reasonable costs at the conclusion of litigation. The latest attack is upon any and all claims for costs where damages were finally agreed below the small … Continue reading