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Paragon Costs' Managing Director Nicholas Lee appointed President of Bristol Law Society

Nicholas Lee
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Paragon Costs’ Managing Director Nicholas Lee is the new President of Bristol Law Society (BLS). Nick was voted in during the AGM of the country’s oldest law society on 20 November 2018. A council member since 2013, Nick has been a central part...

Make sure you file a budget through to trial

Nicholas Lee
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In Page v RGC Restaurants Ltd [2018] EWHC 2688 (QB) (15 October 2018) Mr Justice Walker was considering an appeal from Master Thornett who imposed a sanction which limited the Claimant’s costs budget to applicable Court fees only. The parties had...

Parties encouraged to approach costs management in a more realistic manner

Megan Roxburgh
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Red and White Services Ltd v Phil Anslow Limited and another [2018] EWHC 1699 (Ch) (23 May 2018) Summary A court found the Claimant's and Third Party's budgets to be disproportionate, reducing them from £1.5 million to £800,000...

Paragon Costs join the Lexis PSL panel

Lucy Baldwin
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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 a real risk of...

Defendant ordered to provide disclosure as to the funding of his litigation

Megan Roxburgh
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JSC BTA Bank v Mukhtar Ablyazov and another [2018] EWHC 1368 (Comm) (8 June 2018) The above matter related to an application in a long-running litigation. The Claimant applied for, and obtained, an order that the Second Defendant, Mr Khrapunov, provide...

Have not named all the Defendant's in your CFA- not a problem

Janina Muromceva
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Lord Justice Patten and Lord Justice Hamblen sitting at the Court of Appeal in the case of Malone v Birmingham Community NHS Trust [2018] EWCA Civ 1376 found that the Claimant was not limited to recover costs for proceedings brought against the only...

No escape from alleged fundamental dishonesty

Janina Muromceva
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Mrs Justice Yip in Alpha Insurance A/S v Roche & Anor [2018] EWHC 1342 (QB) found that a notice of discontinuance should have been set aside to allow a claim of fundamental dishonesty to be heard. Background to the claim The main action related to...

Percentage based costs order applied to a partly successful claim

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The decision handed down in Various Claimants v Wm Morrisons Supermarket PLC [2017] EWHC 3113 (QB) is a relevant decision to determine when an employer will be liable for any data protection breaches caused by a fraudulent employee. As the GDPR compliance...

Costs payable by Children & Protected Parties (as defined under CPR 21)

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I have been asked by a client about the post Jackson entitlement to and procedure for recovering costs from a protected party as defined under Part 21 of the CPR. There has been a fair amount of case law and conversation around this in relation to success...

Protecting solicitors when the client settles direct

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On 19 April 2018, the Supreme Court handed down the much-anticipated judgment in Gavin Edmondson Solicitors Limited v Haven Insurance Company Limited , concerning the recoverability of costs where the claimant reaches a direct settlement with an...

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