The implementation for the new electronic bill of costs has been delayed until April 2018, following the most recent meeting of the Civil Procedure Rule Committee.
The Court of Appeal has ruled that solicitors should be able to claim protocol costs for claims which did not go beyond the first stage.
Deborah Burke, chair of the Civil Litigation Section, offers her own take on this recent, headline-grabbing case on costs budgeting.
Lord Justice Jackson is holding a seminar at the Law Society on 13 March to discuss his proposals to extend the fixed recoverable cost scheme in England and Wales.
Rosie Ioannou explains why third party funding exploded in 2016, and what to expect of 2017.
We do not oppose the principle of fixed costs for straightforward, low value claims, but suggestions that costs should be fixed for all claims up to £250,000 are concerning.
The government has confirmed it is pressing on with raising the small claims limit, despite furore from the Law Society and the wider profession.
Lord Justice Jackson, who has previously strongly advocated a blanket extension of fixed costs, has insisted that he will lead a new review of fixed recoverable costs ‘with an open mind’.
The impact of successive court and tribunal fee increases on access to justice must be assessed by ministers before they reject proposals from legal experts for fee reductions or reversals, the Law Society has urged.
Commercial Court rules that the full effect of part 36 was unjust when sterling value had recently fallen against the dollar.