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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...

Consequences of QOCs provisions under CPR 44.16(2)(B)

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The Judgment handed down by the High Court in Siddiqui v University of Oxford [2018] EWHC 184, concluded that an extent of the claim being pursued was not in relation to a personal injury claim but instead a ‘pure financial loss’ claim based...

Switching from Legal Aid to CFA

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Surrey v Barnet and Chase Farm Hospitals NHS Trust [2018] EWCA Civ 451 The Issues The issues raised on these three appeals from Mr Justice Fosket (sitting with Senior Costs Judge Gordon-Saker as assessor)  was the reasonableness of changing...

No relief from sanctions for a failure to serve a notice of funding

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The Court of Appeal dismissed the appeal against the Order of Deputy District Judge Elmer refusing the Claimant's application for relief from sanction in respect of a failure to serve a notice of funding, in the case of Neville Springer (personal...

Sharp v Blank - Significant Developments?

Nicholas Lee
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Sharp v Blank & Ors [2017] EWHC 3390 (ch) Chief Master Marsh was considering an application by the Defendants to revise a costs budget on the basis that there had been “significant developments”. This was a significant and complex piece...

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...

South West Costs Seminar, Bristol - Tuesday 1st May 2018 - BOOK NOW!

Nicholas Lee
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Paragon Costs Solutions and The Guildhall Chambers Costs & Litigation Funding team are pleased to announce the return of the South West Costs Seminar on Tuesday 1st May 2018 at the M-Shed in Bristol.  We are delighted to announce...

When can detailed assessment proceedings be commenced?

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Lord Justice David Richards in Khaira and others v Shergill and others [2017] EWCA Civ 1687 was tasked with making a ruling on whether a party who was awarded costs of an interlocutory appeal could seek an immediate assessment of those costs without Court...

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