The glittering prizes

Each year I attend a number of conferences in the fields of law that interest me:…

The midnight hours and Costs Barrister 2.0

The last¬†three weeks have been as busy as any in my career, including arguing test cases…

Fixed ideas

Just before my summer break (now rapidly receding into the past) I published an article in…

Michaelmas term and WordPress 4.3

Summer holidays are coming to an end and the start of Michaelmas term is now clearly…

Reviewing provisional assessments of costs

I have now undertaken more than two dozen oral hearings, in the aftermath of a provisional…

Fiat justitia ruat caelum ?

The title of this post reflects the Latin maxim “Let justice be done though the heavens…

Statutory construction and the Civil Procedure Rules

In recent weeks, I have had a number of enquiries from frustrated costs lawyers, as to…

NIHL claims and “the compensation culture”

When I started off at the Bar, about 90% of the work that I undertook were…

Solicitors and their bills

I have thought increasingly frequently in the last couple of years, about writing a book on…

The Aarhus Convention and costs

The case of R versus Environment Agency and others (Number 2) (2013) UK SC 78 is…