Posts Tagged ‘costs’

‘Drop hands’ offer held to be inconsistent with Part 36

Posted on: August 11th, 2020 by Elena Kostova
In the addendum to the judgment in Akinola v Oyadare and Anor  EWHC 2038 (Ch) Deputy Master Henderson dealt with issues as to disposal and costs. The main hearing dealt with preliminary issues in respect of a claim for...

Capped cost pilot unsuccessful

Posted on: August 5th, 2020 by Catrin Watkins
A voluntary capped costs pilot was due to run for 2 years runs from 14 January 2019 in the Intellectual Property and Enterprise Court for cases valued up to £250,000 in London Manchester and Leeds. This was part of Sir...

Costs budgeting and underspending

Posted on: June 12th, 2020 by Elena Kostova
What constitutes a “good reason” to depart from a budget has been a subject of regular consideration by the Courts since Harrison set out the benchmark. In early 2019 in the case of Salmon v Barts HHJ Dight ruled that...

Proportionality clarified but does it achieve consistency in assessment of costs?

Posted on: June 8th, 2020 by Elena Kostova
Prior to the 2013 reforms proportionality only had a retrospective role at the conclusion of a case, at the time of assessment of the costs. Under the old test of Lownds v Home Office if the global costs claimed by a...

Serious breach but no sanction (late costs budgets)

Posted on: April 22nd, 2020 by Elena Kostova
On 17 January 2020 a CCMC took place in the matter of Manchester Shipping Ltd v Balfour Shipping Ltd & Anor EWHC 164 (Comm) (Late Costs Budgets). Deputy Judge Lionel Persey QC dealt with the CCMC and considered the...