Archive for 2017

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...

How uncertain is uncertain?

Posted on: July 14th, 2017 by Brett Anderson
In the case of Briggs V CEF Holdings Ltd (2017) CA (Civ Div), the Court of Appeal were required to consider again the grounds on which it would be “unjust” to apply costs implications of Part 36 under CPR 36.13(5). These...

As you were!

Posted on: June 21st, 2017 by Nicholas Cook
The wait is over - the Court of Appeal has handed down its highly anticipated judgment in the costs budgeting case of Harrison –v- University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire NHS Trust. The Court considered three...

BNM Under-fire Again

Posted on: January 31st, 2017 by Brett Anderson
In the excellent judgment of Master Brown in the case of Murrells v Cambridge University NHS Foundation Trust 2017, for a second-time Master Gordon-Saker’s approach in BNM has been “respectfully” disagreed with.  In...