Costs 2017 on 3rd March 2017 in Nottingham

On 3rd March 2017, I shall be delivering a paper on current issues in litigation funding…

A thought on fixed costs reforms

Some time ago the Voice of Common Sense on the District Bench reminisced about those halcyon…

Legal professional privilege and detailed assessment

An issue that arises in virtually every detailed assessment, is the extent to which a paying…

Discontinuance and detailed assessment proceedings

From time to time, for a variety of reasons, it may become necessary to discontinue detailed…

QUOCS, ATE insurance and non party costs Orders

QUOCS was introduced as part of the LASPO 2012 reforms on 1st April 2013 to provide…

The top 5 ways your solicitor rips you off

What do you think of the title to this post? Does it catch your attention? Admittedly…

A bridge too far

The text of this article first appeared in the December 2016 issue of Litigation Funding. The…

Seminars and lectures

Each year, I give a number of seminars to the profession. I speak at the Ropewalk…

ATE and professional negligence

Part of the work that I undertake in the field of costs¬†involves professional negligence claims in…

CFAs and the Cayman Islands

Many years ago, one of the more interesting cases that I dealt with concerned the recovery…