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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 High Court has recently had to assess the appropriate success fee in a DWF catastrophic injury case where liability was admitted but there were complex arguments on causation. Sarah Mir who was…Read more
In anticipation that there will be an increase in “self-lawyering” and with the coalition government stating that “extending the Small Claims track would be beneficial”, Advocate, Nick Thornsby takes…Read more
Is the unexpected judgment of the Supreme Court in Coventry v Lawrence (No 2) from 23rd July, saying that the pre-LASPO regime involving recovery of success fees and ATE premiums from defendants may…Read more
The Government’s proposals to require courts to dismiss claims for personal injury in the event of a finding of “fundamental dishonesty” recently moved one step closer to becoming law. What has now…Read more
Yesterday saw the result of the year-long process of reviewing the emotive subject of what hourly rates should be paid to successful litigants and their lawyers in cases to which fixed costs do not…Read more