When a CFA is not a CBA

One of the more esoteric varietals of retainer that a solicitor may make with a client…

Assecuratus non quaerit lucrum sed agit ne in damno sit

The Platinum Jubilee is over. Amidst the caterwauling and sentimentality, with the press obsessing over the…

A falsis principiis proficisci

Last week saw the shock adjournment of the appeal in the case of Belsner v Cam…

Costs and deductions from damages II

“It was much better to imagine men in some smokey room somewhere, made mad and cynical…

Forsan et haec olim meminisse iuvabit

Since 2013, the number of solicitor-own client detailed assessments has significantly increased. In particular challenges to…

Non est ad astra mollis e terris via

One of my more harmless vices, is the collection of old law books. Included in my…

Omnes vulnerant, ultima necat

For many years I have thought that Liverpool could aptly be described as the engine room…

Zoom III

Are you embroiled in a costs dispute with your client? Are you afraid you may become…

Mission accomplished

The clocks have gone forward and British summertime  has arrived. The first tentative easing of Lock…

Costs budgeting and clients

An issue which is often passed over in litigation until disaster strikes, is the involvement of…