Proportionality is not just about money

Vicky Morris   Fullick & Ors v The Commissionaire of Police for the Metropolis The recent case of Fullick & Ors v The Commissionaire of Police for the Metropolis [2019] EWHC 1941 (QB) deals specifically with the question recoverability of the costs of attending an inquest in successful cases following the Claimant’s death.The recoverability of…

Your New Costs Expert – Victoria Corris

This week MRN Solicitors welcomed the newest member to our team of experienced Costs Draftsman – Victoria Corris.   Specialising in all areas of personal injury as a Costs Draftsman, Victoria has previously worked on a variety of cases from fixed costs to high profile clinical negligence and traumatic brain injury cases in excess of…

Welcome Back, Gemma!

Recently returning from maternity leave, MRN Solicitors were very pleased to welcome our Gemma Taylor back into her valued role of Senior Costs Draftsman and Advocate. She’s certainly hit the ground running by winning her first hearing last week, successfully defending an application for an oral hearing made out of time by the paying party…

Misconduct and Costs Management

Jodi Booth   MXX v United Lincolnshire NHS Trust [2019] EWHC 1624 (QB) (27 June 2019) The recent case of MXX v United Lincolnshire NHS Trust [2019] EWHC 1624 (QB) (27 June 2019) has identified further circumstances when good reason might be found to depart from a previously approved costs budget. It is common knowledge…

Do fixed costs apply to the defendant?

Jack Andrew   Woodward -v- Hyder The above heading represents an interesting question sometimes asked by clients. If a fixed costs case is unsuccessful from a Claimant’s perspective, is the Defendant entitled to costs on an hourly rate basis or are they fixed?   Woodward -v- Hyder Well, the recent Court of Appeal decision in…

Professional Development at MRN

Did you know? We value personal and professional growth at MRN Solicitors, which is why we set up systems to support our Costs Experts through every step of their work. Our buddy system means that our costs draftsmen will always have a partner who are available as a first point of contact, whether it’s for…