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QOCS & Mixed Claims

Nicholas Lee
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What is Changing on 6 April 2023? Old Rule CPR 44.14(1)- “…orders for costs made against a claimant may be enforced without the permission of the court but only to the extent that the aggregate amount in money terms of such orders does not...

Common Law Assessments - a way to displace the S70 timescales?

Lucy Hodgkins
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Section 70 of The Solicitors Act is clear about the timescales in which a statute invoice can be disputed by a client. Once one year has passed from the delivery of the bill the court will only make an order for assessment if there are special circumstances....

The hurdles an Appellant faces in challenging an order for Costs

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TMO Renewables Ltd v Yeo & Ors [2022] EWCA Civ 1409 Background & Issue This case arises from a claim in which the Defendants were found to have acted in breach of fiduciary duties owed to the Claimant company (TMO Renewables Ltd) and had done...

Costs Budgeting

Claire Kretzmann
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Costs Budgeting; the balancing act between the proportionality of a budget and the reasonableness of its constituent parts Two notable decisions on costs budgeting have recently been provided by the Courts. The first of these matters is Associated...

The SCCO confirm that Fuseon does apply to CoP costs

Lucy Hodgkins
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The Professional Deputies Forum (PDF) has funded an oral hearing in the SCCO, which dealt with the time spent delegating in Court of Protection bills of costs. The hearing related to a Lanyon Bowdler bill of costs where time spent delegating to junior fee...

Paragon Costs Solutions recognised as a leader

Nicholas Lee
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Paragon Costs Solutions recognised as a leader by prestigious legal directories Legal costs specialist Paragon Costs Solutions has become the only South West-based firm of its kind to be recommended by the prestigious Legal 500 directory of UK-wide...

Belsner & Karatysz - a warning

Lucy Hodgkins
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Belsner & Karatysz – a warning for both solicitors and checkmylegalfees.com on low cost portal cases The Court of Appeal decision in Belsner v Cam Legal Services [2022] EWCA Civ 1387 , would certainly be classed as a ‘win’ for the...

Mathieu v Hinds & Aviva: 60% Reduction in the Claimant's Costs

Claire Kretzmann
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Mathieu v Hinds & Aviva: 60% Reduction in the Claimant’s Costs due to Failure to Beat a Calderbank Offer Mathieu v Hunds & Aviva [2022] EWHC 1624 (QB) Background The matter involved a personal injury claim for damages, arising out of a...

Part 8 claim for a Solicitors Act assessment struck out

Megan Roxburgh
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Kelly v Ralli Ltd [2022] EWHC B5 (Costs) Background The Claimant instructed the Defendant in respect of a personal injury claim. That claim concluded in 2019, at which point the Defendant's registered office was at Jackson House in Sale. However, on...

Court Strikes Out Defendant's Points of Dispute

Nicholas Lee
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Tudor v (1) Dean & GCOL Limited – Detailed Assessment of Costs – Court Strikes Out Defendant’s Points of Dispute & Approves Good Reason to Depart from An Approved Costs Budget Clarke Willmott acted for the Petitioner Mr Tudor...

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