It woz your number one, soar-away Sun wot won it !

Today, 27th November 2013, the Court of Appeal handed down judgment in what is now the…

Richard of York gives battle again

About 40 miles from here, in 1485, Richard III unwittingly brought the Middle Ages to an…

Group litigation, costs budgeting and costs capping

One of the more interesting and challenging areas of costs, relates to the practice of costs in…

Allocation and the Salford Factor

A large number of cases are emerging, where in a claim worth more than £5000 but less…

When clients depart and take the cash with them

It is always sad, when a solicitor and a client part company during the course of…

How Jackson will increase costs and boost profitability

The raison d’etre of the package of reforms, known as the Jackson reforms, is to reduced…

Conditional fee agreements, retainers and capacity

A problem that arises from time to time, in the context of personal injury litigation, is that…

Part 36 and detailed assessment proceedings

This paper was first delivered at the ACL conference on 10th May 2013. Introduction 1.         One…

NIHL and HAVS: Not diseases after all ?

Is it possible to argue, that for the purposes of part 45 of the Civil Procedure…

Avoiding Qualified One Way Costs Shifting: costs against solicitors

In many ways, the Jackson reforms, represent a return to the halcyon days of the 1990s,…