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Caution When Applying Sanctions Within Orders

Posted on: April 1st, 2014 by Sentio Costs
It is with Interest that I note the views expressed recently by Judge N Strauss QC in the case of Porter Capital Corporation v Zulfikar Masters.It is pleasing to hear a member of the judiciary apply a note of caution when...

Relief from Sanction – No Freedom to Oppose

Posted on: March 27th, 2014 by Sentio Costs
Interesting comments from Mr Justice Hamblen who recently granted relief from sanction in the case of Lakatamia Shipping Co Ltd v Su. In permitting relief from sanction for a 15 minute delay in the provision of...

Changes to DBA regulations on the Horizon?

Posted on: March 25th, 2014 by Sentio Costs
Following the Civil Justice Council event on Friday the Government have indicated that there will be announcement shortly as to whether there will be changes to the DBA regulations. In addition there were indications that...

Long division vs the Calculator

Posted on: March 25th, 2014 by Sentio Costs
Should common costs be subject to detailed analysis and division or can a broad-brush apportionment be applied? JEAN MARY DORIS HAYNES (PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE ESTATE OF BRIAN HAYNES (DECEASED)) v DEPARTMENT FOR...

New Statement of Truth

Posted on: March 25th, 2014 by Sentio Costs
The amendment to the Statement of Truth on Costs Budgets has been put back to the 22nd April 2014. The old Statement of Truth reads: “The costs stated to have been incurred do not exceed the costs which my client is...