Articles matching "costs budgeting"
The Court of Appeal allowed a defendant to recover costs on the indemnity basis in circumstances where reasonable claimants should have concluded that their claims were so speculative or weak that…Read more
Following on from a rare instance of the Court conducting the costs budgeting process by way of written submissions, the Claimants' estimated costs in a class action were reduced by over £2m after…Read more
Andrew Cousins reviews the recent High Court decision in Purser v Hibbs & Anr (2015) which raises two interesting issues following a discovery of dishonest exaggeration through the use of…Read more
Last week Lord Justice Jackson conducted a discussion in Leeds on how costs management is working in multi-track cases and what “tweaking” may be required to the costs management rules. The meeting…Read more
There have been two recent appeal decisions in relation to costs management orders. In Redfern v Corby Borough Council (2014) and Havenga v Gateshead NHS Foundation Trust & Anor (2014) the…Read more
Two of the most common issues to arise at costs management hearings are the extent to which the court can and should consider hourly rates, and whether contingencies are justified, necessary or…Read more
The Jackson bandwagon continues to run and there remains strong judicial support for the package of measures brought in last year. Simon Denyer and John Palmer remind us of the Court of Appeal's…Read more