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Good Reason to Depart

Mark Holloway
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A practice note detailing the case law and providing practical advice on good reasons to depart from a costs budget.

Good Reason is a High Hurdle - Chapman v Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust [2020]

Mark Holloway
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Underspending in a phase, or not completing a phase, should not open that phase to a full detailed assessment of the costs therein. The figure allowed is for the parties to spend as they see fit.

It is possible to escape fixed costs, if parties contract out by agreement (Turner v Cole)

Mark Holloway
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It is possible to escape fixed costs, if parties contract out by agreement (Turner v Cole). To read the full article click here . (This article was first published by Lexis®PSL on 14/02/2020)...

Ivanoy -v- Lubble The recovery of the Court Fee after failing to obtain the Court fee remission

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In the matter of Ivanoy v Lubble (Central London County Court 17th January 2020) HHJ Lethem considered whether the Claimant, who was eligible for a Court fee remission, could recover the cost of Court fees from the Defendant after failing to obtain that...

Bates & Ors v Post Office Ltd (No.5 : Common Issues Costs) Payment on account during an action

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In the matter of Bates & Ors v Post Office Ltd (No.5 : Common Issues Costs) Mr Justice Fraser considered the correct approach when making an order for costs and provided guidance on the amount and whether there should be a Detailed Assessment at that stage.

Unreasonable discharge of the claimant's legal aid certificate pre-April 2018 results in additional liabilities being disallowed (XDE v North Middlesex University Hospital Trust)

Lucy Baldwin
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Senior costs lawyer and member of LexisPSL's Case Analysis Expert Panel, Lucy Baldwin, analyses a recent case involving a dispute between the claimant and North Middlesex Hospital Trust. For the full article, click here .    ...

Nick Lee discusses the future of costs at the Civil Litigation Conference

Nicholas Lee
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Paragon Costs Solutions’ Nick Lee took centre stage at Legal Futures’ inaugural Civil Litigation Conference in London on 19 March as leading judges and practitioners gathered to debate the changing face of civil and commercial litigation. Nick...

Costs awarded to an unsuccessful Applicant in the Upper Tribunal due to the Authority's unreasonable conduct (Burns v the Financial Conduct Authority)

Nicholas Lee
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This article was first published on Lexis®PSL Financial Services on 19 February 2019. Click for a free trial   of  Lexis®PSL . "   Alistair Burns v The Financial Conduct Authority [2019]...

Can CPR 44.11 be utilised to reduce the level of costs allowed on assessment?

Claire Winn
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In the matter of Andrews v Retro Computers Ltd [2019] EWHC B2 (Costs) Deputy Master Friston provided guidance on the application of CPR 44.11(1)(b) and the Court’s power to disallow costs on the basis of unreasonable or improper conduct. Overview ...

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