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We remain confident that we can continue to provide the quality of service that you rightly expect during these uncertain times. We already have the infrastructure in place to ensure business continuity so there will be no difference in your ability to access our services quickly and efficiently.

We can continue to attend conferences and hearings either by phone or by video conference. All our experts and advocates are also readily available and are more than happy to assist you if you have a question you need answering at short notice, or need assistance.

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Indemnity Costs and the Courts Discretion

Melissa Parnham Indemnity v Standard costs – The importance of ADR and the type of offers made In Jagger v Holland [2020] EWHC 1197 (QB) a successful Defendant was not permitted to recover costs on the indemnity basis partially due to a failure to engage in ADR, despite making a time limited offer during the…

Group Litigation and Significant Development Budget; Mr Justice Turner refuses to take “leap of faith”

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When would Relief from Sanctions be an injustice?

David Burke In the recent case of Heathfield International LLC v Axiom Stone” (London) Ltd [2020] EWHC 1075 (Ch) the 2nd Defendant filed their Costs Budget out of time. They issued an application for relief from sanction and may well have expected to obtain the same in light of the approach to be taken following “Denton”…

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