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Claimants unable to recover the costs of the counterclaim

Lucy Hodgkins
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Claimants unable to recover the costs of the counterclaim where they did not file a revised budget. In Bhat & Anor v Patel & Anor [2021] EWHC 2960 (Ch) (see judgment here ), Mrs Justice Fancourt found that where the claimants had not filed a...

Bill of costs struck out for being non-compliant

Nicholas Lee
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Barking, Havering & Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust v AKC [2021] EWHC 2607 Mrs Justice Steyn DBE, siting with Master Brown, allowed an appeal to a decision of Master Nagalingam on the basis that the signatory on the bill certificate was not...

Special Circumstances found following increases in hourly rates

Mark Holloway
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Raydens Ltd v Cole [2021] EWHC B14 (Costs)   Background The claimant solicitors acted for the defendant in protracted matrimonial proceedings between November 2013 and September 2018. The defendant’s husband in the proceedings were ordered...

Appeal Process

Mark Holloway
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Appeal Process – Practice Note   CPR 52 and practice direction 52A to 52E cover the appeal process in the civil division of the Court of Appeal, High Court, and County Court. The only exception is following a Detailed Assessment undertaken by...

Fundamental Dishonesty

Lucy Hodgkins
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Fundamental Dishonesty; Inconsistencies and Lack of Disclosure by the Claimant’s Solicitor is not Sufficient to Conclude that a Claimant is Fundamentally Dishonest

Wayne Raubenheimer v Slater & Gordon UK Ltd

Nicholas Lee
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ATE policy information not obtainable under Part 18 in Solicitors Act assessment (Wayne Raubenheimer v Slater & Gordon UK Ltd) Dispute Resolution analysis: The claimant was refused its application to compel the defendant to answer a Part 18 request for...

Getting the basics right

Nicholas Lee
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Getting the basics right- “All of these errors could have been avoided with a little diligence”

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