The court upholds a contingency fee agreement whereby the solicitors billed £498,083.52, whereas on a time basis the total would have been around £50,000.00 - an 800 per cent uplift
This case is an usual case of the court upholding a challenge to an expert determination, and a reminder of the limited grounds on which an expert determination can be challenged
The High Court considers the meaning and purpose of CPR 35.1, and provides guidance on when expert evidence is ‘reasonably required’
A hearing to determine the costs consequences of a variation to a Part 36 offer.
The Supreme Court gave judgment in this case on 2 August 2016, and settled a very important issue: how are damages assessed when a British citizen is injured in an overseas accident?
In this case, Mr Justice Teare considered whether the claimant company providing legal services could recover costs for the time spent on the litigation by its sole shareholder, a solicitor advocate.
The High Court overrules a senior costs judge, after he denied a claimant who made a successful part 36 offer in detailed assessment proceedings the additional 10% uplift
The Privy Council has reversed findings on dishonesty from the lower courts, and provides a useful reminder in relation to appealing findings of facts
The Court of Appeal upheld a decision to grant a claimant relief from sanctions, deciding that to threaten the entire progress of a case would be too severe.
How to deal with costs management in circumstances where the claimant’s budget was “entirely unreliable” and where the costs were “wholly disproportionate”