The court has held a claimant liable for a defendant’s costs of and incidental to an abandoned professional negligence claim, even though the claim form had not been served - good news for defendants aiming to recover costs incurred pre-action?
The ECJ has provided guidance on the proper construction of ‘inquiry’ in article 4(1) of Council Directive 87/344/EEC relating to insureds’ right to choose a lawyer under a legal expenses insurance policy
Mr Justice Coulson has ruled that a claimant could recover trial advocacy fees under CPR 45 when a claim settled on the day of the hearing, before the trial was heard
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
The High Court has given guidance on the transfer of existing cases to the Shorter Trials Scheme
Court of Appeal rules that litigants in persons can benefit from ‘without prejudice’ rule without knowing what it means
What are the costs consequences following the making of part 36 offers? The Court of Appeal overturns a decision on costs and confirms there is no ’near miss’ rule for part 36 offers
The Supreme Court has granted anonymity to a double-murderer. When is it right to keep the names of parties to civil litigation a secret?
A very wide approach to the inspection of confidential material? The court has ruled that the disclosure of confidential Serious Fraud Office and client documents to dispose fairly of the issues overweighed any public interest in keeping them witheld
An important decision from the Supreme Court that has reaffirmed that a party who has failed to obtain relief from sanctions cannot make another application without demonstrating a change in circumstances