Orders for Interim Payments after Judgment

In the recent decision of Culliford & Anor –v- Thorpe [2018] EWHC 2532 (Ch) HHJ Matthews held that it was possible for the Court to make an Order  for an interim payment of costs after the date on which Judgment was given. The Facts On 8th March 2018 HHJ Matthews handed down reserved Judgment in…

The Court provides further guidance on Proportionality

In the recent case of Reynolds v One Stop Stores Limited (unreported), an appeal in the County Court at Norwich and Cambridge, the Court gave further guidance of the approach to take to the issue of proportionality. The claim for costs arose from an employer liability claim following an injury to the Claimant’s wrist in…

The importance of attendance notes, a Judicial Reminder to be precise in the recording of all communications

In the recent case of Mr Douglas Hague v British Telecommunications Plc attention has been drawn to the importance of attendance notes in supporting agreements between the parties when a point is contested. The circumstances of this claim pertain to the Claimant, Mr Douglas Hague, who was diagnosed with malignant pleural mesothelioma. Settlement was achieved…

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