SCCO guideline rates not helpful in 2019

Anna Lockyer   Ohpen Operations Ltd v Invesco Fund Managers Ltd O’Farrell J described the lack of change to hourly rates since 2010 as “unsatisfactory” when summarily assessing costs in an application in the case of Ohpen Operations Ltd v Invesco Fund Managers Ltd [2019] EWHC 2504 (TCC). An increase to Senior Courts Costs Office…

Your New Costs Expert – Victoria Yeomans

Joining our team at Leeds, Victoria Yeomans is our newest Costs Solicitor & Senior Costs Draftsman and brings with her experience of almost two decades in costs litigation.   Working in the costs sector since 1998, Victoria has spent her career building her knowledge across the country in a variety of personal injury, clinical negligence,…

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 of recoverability of the costs of attending an inquest in successful cases following the Claimant’s death.The recoverability…

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…