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Guideline Rate Changes Approved and to be Implemented

Posted on: August 24th, 2021 by Brett Anderson
As many will be aware, there has been considerable pressure from within the judiciary, as well as from the legal industry generally, for revisions to long out-dated Guideline Hourly Rates (“GHRs”). The Civil Justice...

Multiple service failures lead to a Default Costs Certificate being overturned – Gregor Fisken Ltd v Carl [2021] EWHC B9 (Costs)

Posted on: July 1st, 2021 by Elena Kostova
The case of Gregor Fisken Ltd v Carl  EWHC B9 (Costs) serves as an important reminder of the need to comply with service rules when serving a Bill of Costs so that a Default Costs Certificate can be correctly obtained if...

SGI Legal LLP v Karatysz – Informed Consent – The Solicitor Strikes Back (Or do they?)

Posted on: June 29th, 2021 by Brett Anderson
In the long running tranche of litigation relating to the deduction of Costs from Claimants’ Damages in the County Court, Lavender J handed down judgment in SGI Legal LLP v Karatysz EWHC 1608 (QB). Battle lines had been...

A PI Lawyer’s Costs War is Never Won…

Posted on: June 2nd, 2021 by Brett Anderson
The age old argument as to the recoverability of Agency Fees for the provision of medical reports has taken another twist in a tale which seems to develop at a glacial pace without ever being fully resolved. I refer to the...

Date on which interest should start to run – One Blackfriars, Re [2021] EWCA 1150 (Ch)

Posted on: May 27th, 2021 by Elena Kostova
An issue arose at a hearing dealing with consequential matters as to the date on which interest under the Judgments Act 1838 should start to be payable. It was held in One Blackfriars, Re EWCA 1150 (Ch) that interest should...