Costs and NIHL

Recent pronouncements by the ABI have challenged the amount of costs that insurers are paying to…

NIHL and success fees

Submissions concluded today before Mr Justice Phillips in Birmingham, on the point as to whether NIHL/tinnitus…

Be you never so high the law is above you

The title of this post made famous in modern times by Lord Denning derives originally from…

Is NIHL a disease or an injury?

On 16th October 2014 Mr Justice Phillips sitting in the High Court in Cardiff will hear…

Assessment of Costs in the Supreme Court

It is always a pleasure to attend the Supreme Court for the purposes of a detailed…

I am not at home

The 13th June 2014 saw the coming into force of the Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and…

Costs barrister gets “sticky”

As this blog approaches its second anniversary I have been doing some tinkering under the bonnet.…

Allocation wars and incoherent defences

Since well before the Jackson Reforms on 1st April 2013 liability insurers and others have been…

The chimes at midnight

The recent decision of Lord Dyson published on 28th July 2014 not to set new guideline…

Challenging ATE premiums

One of the areas of costs practice that has a little while to run yet despite¬†the…