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Raising the Bar – Ferri v Gill [2019] EWHC 952 (QB)

Posted on: May 7th, 2019 by Catrin Matterson
The Claimant instructed Leigh Day solicitor to represent him following a road traffic accident. Upon initial review Leigh Day assessed that the matter was suitable for Low Value Personal Injury Portal and a CNF was...

Part 36 consequences – The “near miss” arguments are back

Posted on: January 10th, 2019 by Catrin Matterson
SCCO rules that Part 36 benefit under 36.17(4) are severable The benefits/ consequences of the Claimant beating their own Part 36 offer provided for in CPR 36.17(4) have been considered in a recent SCCO Judgment by...

Certifying a Bill of Costs really is No Empty Formality

Posted on: June 26th, 2018 by Elena Kostova
The case of Gempride Limited v Jagrit Bamrah and Lawlords of London Limited EWCA Civ 1367 deals with responsibility for accuracy of Bill of costs, Points of Reply, subsequent submissions and possible...

A new attitude towards naming the Defendant on CFAs?

Posted on: June 20th, 2018 by Elena Kostova
In the recent case Drew Malone V Birmingham Community NHS Trust EWCA Civ 1376 the Court of Appeal considered the proper construction of a CFA and specifically whether it was limited to proceedings brought against the only...

Common Sense to the Rescue

Posted on: November 7th, 2017 by Brett Anderson
In the long awaited appeal, the judgment in BNM v MGN EWCA Civ 1767 has now been handed down. Not unsurprisingly the Court of Appeal has held that additional liabilities will be subject to old regime where base costs will...