Be useful

I spent last week looking at some large electronic bills of costs. After a hesitant start,…

Wasted costs

On 23rd July 2024, the living legend that is Paul Hughes and I will be conducting…

Be careful what you wish for

In the last year, there have been two developments which are likely to be of systemic…

A paper tiger

One of the oldest chestnuts in solicitor-own client assessments is the solicitor’s bill which grossly exceeds…

Edge of the envelope

From time to time, I am asked to draft bespoke funding agreements, which are tinged with…

The rest is politics

2024 is passing. It is an election year. At the time of writing, the opinion polls…

The page unwritten

Part of my work involves the drafting of retainers. These can be conditional fee agreements. These…

Thripsy Shee

So much for the “old law” on how the court will approach the vexed question of…

A cobwebbed path

The origins of rule 46.13(3) CPR, can be traced to the case of Voice and Script…

A hunters moon

One of the pleasures of growing old, is the realisation that time is circular and we…