Independence Day

So it is finally here. Independence Day has arrived and tomorrow it will be possible to…

Conditional fee agreements and contentious business agreements

Are all conditional fee agreements contentious business agreements? And if so, how might that effect a…

A lawyer yet not a rascal

2020 approaches. A year ago I wrote about my hopes for 2019 and you can read…

Fixed costs and translation fees

Fixed costs cases tend to resemble London omnibuses, in that after a period of time waiting…

Cash flow and catastrophic personal injury litigation

Taking up again the role of a modern day Jeremiah, or conversely, John the Baptist, depending…

Retainers and behavioural science

One of the interesting developments of the last decade or so has been the rise of…

Praisegod Barebone

Some years ago, I took my children on a tour of the Houses of Parliament. I…

Receivers’ charges revisited

As I write this post, the rain is sleeting down outside, almost continuously as it has…

Blaming others

An issue that arises from time to time, is when in multi-party litigation, it is appropriate…

The undiscovered country

QOCS like so many areas of costs litigation, could be described as the gift that never…