Can a claimant who has instructed solicitors on legal aid, switch to a CFA and recover the success fee and ATE premium? Imran Benson of Hailsham Chambers discusses the Court of Appeal (CA) judgment in Surrey v Barnet & Chase Farm Hospitals NHS Trust  EWCA Civ 451.
Ministry of Justice officials have confirmed that plans to increase the small claims limit for motoring claims will be implemented in April 2019.
Alison Kirby analyses this judgment in which the High Court has considered, for the first time, whether the Arkin cap - the principle that a funder’s potential liability for adverse costs will be limited to the amount of the funding provided - still fits.
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.