Costs, Fees and Funding

Jane Williams

Missed PPI claims: the next big trend in civil litigation?


After the cut-off date for payment protection insurance (PPI) claims on 29 August 2019, solicitors who failed to advise clients of their opportunity to claim may face claims themselves. Professional negligence defender Jane Williams looks at what this means for civil litigation practitioners.

Working out invoices with a calculator

What’s the deal with DBA insurance?


Insurance is an increasingly popular option to mitigate the financial risk of a damages-based agreement (DBA). Verity Jackson Grant explains how it works and the potential benefits for your firm.

Quotation marks

A close eye on costs estimates and quotations


Kerry Underwood explains the solicitor’s obligations relating to costs estimates and quotations, and recaps some cases when the solicitor either failed to provide an estimate, or provided an inadequate one.

Sir Rupert Jackson

Reforming fixed recoverable costs


As the government consultation on extending fixed recoverable costs in civil cases in England and Wales comes to a close, Sir Rupert Jackson considers the benefits and drawbacks of the costs regime in Germany.


Funding litigation for intellectual property disputes


Rosie Patterson explains how litigation funding for intellectual property (IP) disputes can work for both clients and lawyers.

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