EU General Court: Amended Rules but no real change to costs assessment…

The New Rules of Procedure of the General Court of the EU came into force on 1 July 2015. These replace the existing rules, which were first introduced in 1991 and which have been amended on a number of occasions as a result of the increasing variety of cases that have come before the General …

Interest on costs subject to provision of costs breakdown.

On the 22 September 2015, Mr Justice Leggatt ordered, in the case of Involnert Management Inc v Aprilgrange Limited & Ors [2015] EWHC 2834, that interest at the Judgment Act rate should begin to run from three months after the date of the costs order. This is a point which has been raised many times …

Definitive decision on assignment of CFAs now likely

District Judge Jenkinson’s decision of 11th September 2015 in Denise Jones v Spire Healthcare Limited is being appealed. This case concerned the purported assignment of a Conditional Fee Agreement ("CFA") between Ms. Jones and her former solicitors, Barnetts to her newly instructed solicitors, SGI Legal LLP.  Barnetts insolvency led to their personal injury work being sold to SGI …

Impact of 3.5% rise in IPT explained:

See this link for a straightforward explanation: http://www.litigationfutures.com/news/solicitors-risk-pay-ate-premium-shortfall-tax-rise-looms