25% Deduction From Damages – How can we help?

The year 2013 was tough for the personal injury sector. A number of changes took place in so far as costs were concerned: –          Further fixed costs were implemented. The 65th update amended CPR 45 and introduced Pre-Action Protocols for Low Value RTA and EL/PL claims for claims up to a value of £25,000.00. –         …

Clients’ Statutory Rights Regarding Costs

A case which clarifies the ‘special circumstance’ required for a Judge to go beyond the usual cost consequence of a solicitor/client detailed assessment Fee paying clients have the statutory right to request the detailed assessment of their solicitor’s costs once they have been served with a bill. Under Section 70(9) of the Solicitors Act 1974,…

Fixed Costs in Road Traffic Accidents

The new fixed costs regime was brought in over 3 years ago, the new regime captured claims with values up to £25,000.00 and claims which had been litigated; such claims would not have been subject to the ‘old’ predictive costs II ROAD TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS – FIXED RECOVERABLE COSTS which runs from CPR 45.9 to CPR…

Housemaker Services Ltd v Cole [2017] EWHC 924 (Ch)

A case concerning the circumstance when a costs order will be made against a director personally There are circumstance when the Court can exercise its discretion and award the costs of litigation against a non-party. In this case a dissolved company (the Claimant) sought a limitation direction in order to recover disputed invoices rendered to…

Jago v Whitbread

A case in which costs were slashed as a result of poor conduct on the part of the receiving party during cost litigation. When I studied Civil Litigation on my LPC, I had already been drafting Bills of Costs for almost 2 years, though I didn’t consider myself particularly experienced. I was surprised therefore, when…