Costs

Lawyers chastised for non-compliance with PDs

During a return to the bench, Sir James Munby has chastised lawyers for ignoring practice directions

16 Apr 2021 | Costs

Litigation firms ‘expected’ to have links with costs lawyers

A Senior Courts Costs Office decision has emphasised that firms should employ costs lawyers or risk paying a heavy financial price

13 Apr 2021 | Costs

New costs chair

Former government minister David Heath is the newly appointed chair of the Costs Lawyer Standards Board (CLSB). Heath is also a former director on the SRA

15 Mar 2021 | Costs

High Court rejects lawyers’ bid to recover £1m advertising costs

Solicitors' advertising costs in BA group litigation are the cost of getting the business in and not recoverable

08 Feb 2021 | Costs

Increase guideline hourly rate by 35 pc, says judge

Guideline hourly rates (GHR) should be increased by 35% to reflect inflation pending the outcome of a review, a High Court has said
 

04 Dec 2020 | Costs

A matter of interest

Kerry Underwood analyses conflicting costs rulings on interest

13 Oct 2020 | Costs

Understanding Part 36, from day one

Kerry Underwood argues the case for day one Part 36 offers, in almost any instance

09 Sep 2020 | Costs

Shortcomings in costs

Claire Green says costs work should be the preserve of regulated costs professionals

09 Sep 2020 | Costs

Innovating costs

A roundtable discussion found that the electronic bill of costs opens up new opportunities, as Claire Green explains

03 Sep 2020 | Costs

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