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DWF has announced that it has signed terms to merge with market leading niche insurance practice Watmores.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
Gabriel Fay has recently succeeded in obtaining an order disapplying the rules on Qualified One Way Costs Shifting due to a finding of fundamental dishonesty at trial.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 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