Replacing provisional assessment

Is there an alternative to provisional assessment? The purpose of this post is to set out an alternative…

Recovering the cost of litigation funding in international arbitrations

International arbitrations are substantial cases which involve substantial claims. A team of leading counsel, junior counsel…

Costs awards in international arbitrations

What is a more cost effective way of litigating an international trade dispute? Court proceedings in…

Costs, unreasonableness and the RTA Protocol

Sometimes cases fall out of the Pre-Action Protocol for Low Value Personal Injury Claims in Road Traffic…

Conditional Fee Agreements and capital

A key problem in obtaining effective justice in litigation is the inequality of arms which will often…

Varying ATE premiums and LASPO

One of the mysteries of the last two years, has been the absence of challenges by…

Conditional fee agreements and liens

Some years ago, at a solicitor-own client detailed assessment, I was told by my professional client…

Contemplating 2015

This year has been an exceptionally busy one in the field of costs and it is…

Access to justice and the funding gap

In a mature legal system, with a complex body of law, I would suggest that access to justice is to…

Admissions and the RTA Protocol

This week  I had cause to look at the Protocol for Low Value Personal Injury Claims in Road Traffic…