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Paragon Costs join the Lexis PSL panel

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Paragon Costs are proud to be members of the Lexis®PSL expert panel. Click on the cases below to be taken to our recent case law analyses and practice notes: The starting point for an order for security for costs where there is...

Does a reduction in hourly rates in relation to incurred costs, justify a good reason to depart from budgeted costs on assessment? Not in this case.

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The recent decision of Nash v Ministry of Defence [2018] EWHC B4 (Costs) addresses the question of whether a reduction to hourly rates for incurred costs at detailed assessment constitutes good reason for budgeted costs to be reduced. This is the second...

The new bill of costs IS coming. Are you ready?

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It has been in the pipeline for years but many practitioners have been firmly of the opinion that the new bill of costs would never become a reality. However the 92 nd update to the CPR will have shattered the illusions of anyone still holding on to that...

Case planning - a key factor in considering proportionality on assessment

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In the recent case of Andrew Rezek-Clarke v Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust [2017] EWHC B5 Master Simons considered proportionality in respect of both the total costs claimed and also the ATE premium itself. He put particular emphasis...

Costs Budgeting and Proportionality in High Value Cases; Morgan J's Approach

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In the matters of Group Seven Limited -v- Nasir and ors & Equity Trading Systems Limited -v- Notable Services LLP and ors [2016] EWHC 629 (Ch ) Morgan J has provided some helpful and detailed comments as regards proportionality and other...