A spotlight on Lindsay Woolford

Lindsay Woolford   How are you managing your work life balance? Fortunately, MRN are really busy at present and I have found it very rewarding to be able to assist Clients in ensuring the best possible outcomes and keeping on top of cash flow during the period of uncertainty. I regularly worked from home pre-pandemic…

Wrong in Law but not unreasonable

Helen Appleby This Article considers the implications of Cost Orders following Judgement for the losing party. As with all Proceedings, the conduct of each party is a pivotal point for the Court to consider when determining the basis upon which Costs are to be paid. Indemnity costs are often sought by the successful party, particularly…

Points of Dispute and Jurisdiction

Rebecca Mogford    Astor Bristol Ltd and Ors v Bristol School of Performing Arts Ltd (LAND REGISTRATION – COSTS) [2021] UKUT 43 (LC) This case involved a question over jurisdiction and whether the First-tier Tribunal (FTT) incorrectly struck out the Points of Dispute that had been filed as a consequence of the appellant failing to…

Application of the new test for revising a costs budget; fail to make an application to vary a costs budget promptly at your peril!

Kathryn Regan Following amendments to the Rules in respect of revising budgets in October 2020, a recent Judgment of Master Kaye in Persimmon Homes & Taylor Wimpey –v- Osborne Clark LLP has highlighted the need for parties to act promptly when seeking to revise their budget.   The Facts In December 2020, the Claimants issued…