Costs Management – the rules

Application of the costs management rules and their purpose The costs management provisions of CPR 3 i.e. 'Section II - Costs Management' and 'Practice Direction 3E' (“PD3E”) apply to all Part 7 multi-track cases, except (a) where the claim is commenced on or after 22nd April 2014 and the amount of money claimed as stated …

An unusual price to pay.

One thing that solicitors should ensure they have when entering into a new funding arrangement, whether it is a standard (by the hour) fee arrangement or a conditional fee or damages based fee agreement, is that they have the informed consent of their client to incur the costs covered by the agreement before those costs …

More work needed on points of dispute..

Having not yet seen the full Judgment in Kjerrulf Ainsworth v Stewarts Law LLP - Ch D - Judge Klein - 26/02/2019, one might wonder if this matter would have been decided differently if it had concerned an assessment between the parties on the Standard Basis, as opposed to a Solicitor's Act assessment where the …

Pre Action Costs

The recoverability of the costs of pre-action work is in the discretion of the court or tribunal if the work done or expenses incurred are proven to have been of use and purpose in the relevant proceedings and are, therefore, costs of or incidental to the proceedings. In any event, such costs must be reasonable …

SRA Transparency Rules

The SRA Transparency Rules came into effect on 6th December 2018, which the SRA says are aimed at improving competition in the legal market but are also to ensure that "members of the public and small businesses have the information they need about firms, the services they offer, the prices they charge and the protections they …