Posts Tagged ‘costs’

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...

Cakebread & Anor v Fitzwilliam [2021] EWHC 472 (Comm) – exemplary damages awarded for deceitful inducement to enter into a DBA

Posted on: March 11th, 2021 by Catrin Watkins
The case of Cakebread & Anor v Fitzwilliam  EWHC 472 (Comm) related to a $2 billion claim for alleged breach of a restructuring agreement. The Claimants were barristers instructed to represent the Defendant who was...

Interim Bills vs Statute Interim Bills – Masters v Charles Fussell & Co LLP [2021] EWHC B1 (Costs)

Posted on: February 10th, 2021 by Catrin Watkins
Costs Judge Rowley sitting the in SCCO had been referred the case of Masters v Charles Fussell & Co LLP from Sheffield District Registry for a determination of preliminary issues. The issue was whether the bills referred...

Vulnerability and proportionality

Posted on: February 8th, 2021 by Catrin Watkins
The overriding objective and rules on proportionality will be amended from 6 April 2021 to take into account provision on vulnerable witnesses to ensure that they are able to give their “best evidence” and ensure that...

DBAs are back! Again! Lexlaw Ltd v Zuberi

Posted on: January 28th, 2021 by Elena Kostova
This is a case arising out of a dispute between a Client and her Solicitors in relation to the validity of a Damages Based Agreement (DBA) entered into between the parties and containing a provision for payment on...