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…

Privilege, detailed assessments and private hearings

  The case of Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation Limited v Dechert LLP [2014] EWHC 3389 (Ch)…

Costs and the administration of estates

Some years ago, The Guardian estimated that as at 2009 the high street banks and solicitors…