The dangers of fixed costs litigation

The City of London Law Society’s submission should anchor the debate on the proposed FRC extension, argues Andy Ellis

21 Feb 2017

Mandy Rice-Davies is bound to apply whenever a costs lawyer criticises reforms which are directed at curbing discretion in costs recovery. We mainly deal with cases at Practico that are likely to survive the fixed recoverable costs cut, but I declare the interest that I am viscerally against the FRC extension.

It is as well, therefore, that I focus this piece on the submission of the City of London Law Society – a body that does not carry a torch for the costs profession, or represent a membership that has much business in the lower reaches of the multi-track.

The CLLS has produced a pithy and...

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