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…

Internal Training at MRN

Did you know?   At MRN we like to make sure our Costs Experts are up to date with the constantly changing arena that is costs litigation. In order to ensure that we are always offering our clients the best possible service it is essential that our fee earners are kept up to date.  …

Rewards Night at Junkyard Golf!

After some fantastic results over the past couple of weeks, last night MRN treated their hard-working staff to a night of food, drink and entertainment at Junkyard Golf! This was a great evening and gave everyone a chance to unwind and have fun.

Appealing a costs budgeting decision

Kathryn Regan   Gray -v- Commissioner of Police for the Metropolis Costs budgeting has been around for over six years now, but appeal decisions on the allowances made by Judges during this process are few and far between. A recent case of Gray -v- Commissioner of Police for the Metropolis dealt with the extent to…

Seminars with MRN

Did you know? MRN Solicitors offer a variety of different seminars to clients nationwide, with topics such as Maximising your Profit through good File Management The New Age of Costs – Budgets & Costs Management Room for Improvement How we Approach DA: Prepare Now Managing Client Expectations in the Face of Proportionality The Importance of…

Challenging agreements?

Kathryn Regan, Rebecca Mogford   Rattan v Carter-Ruck There has been a significant increase in legal commentary on Solicitor own Client costs and the challenges being advanced by both Solicitors and lay Clients alike recently. In the case of Rattan v Carter-Ruck, Master Leonard dealt with two Applications and his decisions will be of interest…

Escaping Fixed Costs is a Ferri-Tale

Wesley Swindell   Hammond v SIG plc & Subsidiary Companie [2019] EWHC B7 (Costs);  Ferri v Gill [2019] EWHC 952 (QB) The Case of Qader v Esure [2016] EWCA Civ 1109 set the precedent for cases that started under the EL/PL/RTA protocol. For cases that started within the Portal and were subsequently allocated to the Multi-Track,…