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Fixed Costs – They still apply to cases over £25,000.00

Matthew Waring   Lovatt v Lew Diecastings Ltd [2019] It seems to be that every week an issue relating to Fixed Costs hits the legal press and this week is no different. In the Manchester County Court, on appeal HHJ Sephton QC gave Judgement on 4th December 2018 in the case of Lovatt v Lew…

Departing from an approved Budget and the requirement to show “good reason”

Jessica Wiggins   Barts Health NHS Trust v Hilrie Rose Salmon [2019] The requirement to show “good reason” when seeking to depart from an approved Budget has recently been considered by His Honour Judge Dight CBE in Barts Health NHS Trust v Hilrie Rose Salmon [2019]. This matter concerned an appeal from a decision made…

Interim payment on account of costs ordered in an ongoing clinical negligence case

Terri Shepherd-Taylor   I v Hull & East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust In the recent case of I v Hull & East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust, His Honour Judge Robinson ordered that the Defendant make a further payment on account in respect of unfinished quantum costs in the sum of £150,000.00. This was a clinical…

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