Archive for 2014

Proportionality and Detailed Assessment…. It’s crystal clear isn’t it?

Posted on: October 28th, 2014 by Sentio Costs
In a recent address to the Commercial Litigation Association, Senior Costs Judge Master Gordon Saker has confirmed his view that no clarification of the application of the new proportionality will be required. He advised...

Please Mr. Prime Minister!

Posted on: October 17th, 2014 by Sentio Costs
The Prime Minister (PM) David Cameron has received letter from business and accountancy groups calling for a permanent exemption for insolvency litigation from the LASPO reforms. The direct appeal to the PM demonstrates the...

Fake injury = fundamental dishonesty = QOCS protection lost

Posted on: October 2nd, 2014 by Sentio Costs
Southend County Court has seen a significant ruling regarding qualified one way costs shifting (QOCS). There are limited circumstances where a successful Defendant can recover costs against Claimants, fundamental dishonesty...

Paper based CCMCs

Posted on: September 26th, 2014 by Sentio Costs
A new era for Costs Case Management Conferences (CCMCs) has arrived for cases involving cancer, asbestos and terminal illness. A paper based alternative is now on offer at Manchester’s Civil Justice Centre which could see...

Bar Council steps in over insolvency exemption

Posted on: September 23rd, 2014 by Sentio Costs
The Bar Counsel is urging the Government to re-think the planned end to the exemption for insolvency litigation to the Jackson Reforms. As it stands the exemption for insolvency is due to end on the 1st April 2015, meaning...