Costs


Tom Emslie-Smith explores the implications of Aldred v Cham

Published: 20/11/2019 | Costs, News, Newsletters, Personal Injury

Aldred v Cham [2019] EWCA Civ 1780 The Court of Appeal has recently handed down judgment in Aldred v Cham [2019] EWCA Civ 1780, which concerns the disbursements that can be recovered in cases that start life under one of the pre-action protocols for low value personal injury (RTA, EL or PL), but which cease […]

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James Rozier obtains declaration of fundamental dishonesty and the Court orders that surveillance evidence be served upon the Department for Work and Pensions.

Published: 17/10/2019 | Costs, News, Newsletters, Personal Injury

HHJ Baucher has handed down her reserved judgment in the trial of Esther Odewale v London Borough of Tower Hamlets in which James Rozier, instructed by Plexus Law, represented the Defendant. The Claimant alleged she had suffered serious injuries as a result of tripping on a defective pavement in February 2014. The claim had a […]

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QOCS and the spurious counterclaim

Published: 07/12/2018 | Costs, News, Personal Injury

By Amelia Highnam The landscape of costs law for personal injury lawyers changed on 1 April 2013 with the introduction of Qualified One-Way Costs shifting (“QOCS”). The change was implemented by the introduction of Rules 44.13-17 in the Civil Procedure Rules. The consequences are that if a Defendant is unsuccessful in defending a claim then […]

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An important decision for all personal injury practitioners: the Court of Appeal considering fundamental dishonesty in QOCS protected claims.

Published: 31/10/2017 | Costs, News

“Howlett v (1) Davies (2) Ageas Insurance Ltd [2017] EWCA Civ 1696, CA 30 October 2017. The Court of Appeal approved the interpretation of the meaning of “fundamental dishonesty” reached by HHJ Moloney QC in Gosling v (1) Hailo (2) Screwfix. Further, it was clarified that (1) there is no requirement to plead fundamental dishonesty […]

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Costs Update Newsletter

Published: 09/10/2017 | Costs, Newsletters

Following the Court of Appeal decision in Harrison v University Hospitals [2017] EWCA Civ 792, John Meredith Hardy and Helen Hobhouse have prepared articles considering the implications of this decision for costs budgeting and the detailed assessment of costs following the conclusion of a costs budgeted case. These articles contain useful guidance on the preparation […]

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Costs Newsletter – April 2017

Published: 19/04/2017 | Costs, Newsletters

Contents News Fixed costs Merrix v Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust, [2017] EWHC 346 (QB) Does Late Acceptance of a P36 Offer Result in an Indemnity Costs Order? Case Law Round-up To download a copy of this month’s update, click here. To subscribe to our Cost Law Newsletter, click here. News Clive Thomas, Editor […]

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Costs Newsletter – August 2016

Published: 08/08/2016 | Costs

Contents News Infant Approvals: Success fees and ATE premiums Trip wire or just tripped up? Proportionality trumps reasonableness and necessity Case Law Round-up To download a copy of this month’s update, click here. To subscribe to our Cost Law Newsletter, click here. News Clive Thomas, Editor Welcome to Farrar’s Building’s inaugural costs newsletter which will be […]

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