Posts Tagged ‘proportionality’

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...

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...

Additional Liabilities….. above the law of proportionality?

Posted on: December 28th, 2016 by Brett Anderson
On the last working day before Christmas Master Rowley handed costs practitioners a gift in the handing down of his judgment in King v Basildon & Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. This case...