Should additional liabilities be considered when considering proportionality?17th January, 2017
Prior to the Jackson reforms, Costs Practice Directions defined the relationship between additional liabilities and proportionality. Additional liabilities were very rarely reduced on grounds of proportionality however the new proportionality test is subjective and there is little continuity
Interest on costs12th December, 2016
Ordinarily interest on costs is payable from the date of the order giving rise to detailed assessment rather than the date of the quantification of those costs, but that may not always be the case...
When has a Claimant beaten its own offer?31st July, 2016
Where a Claimant makes a Part 36 offer to accept 'x' inclusive of interest and proceeds to trial where he recovers 'y' inclusive of interest, where 'y' is greater than 'x', he’s beaten his offer hasn’t he? Not, necessarily…
81st Update to the CPR and Precedent Q1st October, 2015
The 81st update of the CPR comes into effect on the 1st October 2015.
Together with details of the new format bill of costs, we also have a new Precedent Q.
More Court Fee Increases4th August, 2015
It seems that one increase to court fees a year is not quite enough...