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No indemnity costs and fixed costs remain where Part 36 is accepted late

No indemnity costs and fixed costs remain where Part 36 is accepted late

Our Jenny Cawthorne, Costs Draftsman and GCILEx, examines the recent Court of Appeal decision in Hislop v Perde and Kaur v Ramgarhia Board [2018] EWCA Civ 1726. The two cases were conjoined together for the purpose of the appeal. In a dramatic turn of events, the Court of Appeal unanimously held that, generally, Claimants cannot […]

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Costs Budgets and Interim Payments – The High Court’s view.

Costs Budgets and Interim Payments – The High Court’s view.

  Sarah Slesser, Senior Legal Costs Negotiator at PIC reports on the case of Cleveland Bridge UK Ltd v. Sarens UK Ltd. The High Court ruled that due to the receiving party having an approved budget that the paying party provides a payment on account of 90% of the estimated/anticipated costs plus 70% of the […]

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Complex cases, high value claims and hourly rates

Complex cases, high value claims and hourly rates

The issue of hourly rates is always one of interest because it is such a common area of contention. It’s no surprise it is. A reduction to the hourly rates equates to a reduction to each item claimed which can have a dramatic effect.   Often the focal point of hourly rate disputes are the […]

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Costs which exceed sums in issue can be proportionate says High Court

Costs which exceed sums in issue can be proportionate says High Court

Linzi Walker, Costs Lawyer at PIC reports. Introduction This relates to the ruling on costs by Master Gordon-Saker in relation to the Mirror Group Newspapers phone hacking litigation. The hearing was delayed until the Court of Appeal handed down judgment in BNM v MGN. Summary Master Gordon-Saker was ruling on the costs of 10 Claimants […]

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AvMA/PIC Manchester Curry Night – 10th October 2018

AvMA/PIC Manchester Curry Night – 10th October 2018

  Wednesday, 10th October 2018 at 6pm – 11pm Join us at Asha’s Manchester for an evening of great food, laughter and conversation and to make a difference to people harmed by medical accidents by supporting AvMA. Hosted by Partners in Costs and sponsored by Acasta Europe, all profit from the evening will go to support […]

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Bratek -v-Clark-Drain Limited (County Court at Cambridge 30th April 2018)

Bratek -v-Clark-Drain Limited (County Court at Cambridge 30th April 2018)

IT’S A FIX! A cry that perhaps goes out when the results of a popular game show do not go the populist way. The expected winner finds themselves cast aside in favour of someone unexpected. Their many fans express outrage, swamping social media with their views.   This may have been the cry of the […]

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Malone v Birmingham Community NHS Trust [2018] EWCA Civ 1376

Malone v Birmingham Community NHS Trust [2018] EWCA Civ 1376

Our Jenny Cawthorne, Costs Draftsman and GCILEx, reports on the recent Court of Appeal decision in Malone v Birmingham Community NHS Trust [2018] EWCA Civ 1376. The Court of Appeal ruled that a Conditional Fee Agreement was still valid despite the fact that it named the wrong Defendant.  The Court of Appeal held that the […]

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The Birmingham Modern Litigation Trends Conference – 20th September 2018

The Birmingham Modern Litigation Trends Conference – 20th September 2018

  The Birmingham Modern Litigation Trends Conference When? Thursday, 20th September 2018 – 12:00 noon to 4:30 pm Where? 3PB, The Colmore Building, 20 Colmore Circus, Queensway, Birmingham, B4 6AT   Why not join us for what will be an excellent conference and an opportunity to hear 5 industry experts (including our very own Reuben Glynn) speaking on important subject matters as well […]

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The PIC/Doncaster Headway Oriental Evening – 6th September 2018

The PIC/Doncaster Headway Oriental Evening – 6th September 2018

The PIC/Doncaster Headway Oriental Evening 6th September 2018 – 6pm – 11pm China Palace Restaurant, 46-52 Silver Street, Doncaster, DN1 1HT     £25 per person   Doncaster Headway rely on funding to provide day trips free of charge for their members that have acquired brain injury. Unfortunately, this year an annual event (which Doncaster Headway relies […]

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Marcura Equities FZE & Anor v Nisomar Ventures Ltd & Anor [2018] EWHC 523 (QB)

Marcura Equities FZE & Anor v Nisomar Ventures Ltd & Anor [2018] EWHC 523 (QB)

In the latest case of Marcura Equities FZE & Anor v Nisomar Ventures Ltd & Anor [2018] EWHC 523 (QB), the issue of proportionality was again put to the test.   Mr Nicholas Vineall QC, sitting as a Deputy Judge of the High Court, found that it was not disproportionate to spend £450,000 to recover just […]

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