Jackson and the Walrus

The following is the text of a lecture drafted by myself and James Wibberley and delivered by us…

Indemnity costs

The article below was first published in March 2011. Does an award of indemnity costs matter?…

Lord Justice Megarry in John v Rees (1970) remembered

“It may be that there are some who would decry the importance of the rules of…

Costs budgeting and satellite litigation

On 28th  January 2013, the Court of Appeal handed down judgment in the case of Sylvia…

Whiplash claims and DBAs

We live in interesting times. In April 2013, the biggest shake up to the civil justice…

When is a road traffic accident not a road traffic accident ?

Although we are now in the “dog days” of part 45 section II, and the issue…

BTE, freedom of choice and panel rates

On 12th December 2012, the Court of Appeal handed down judgment in the case of Christine…

Costs budgeting and provisional assessments

On 9th February 2012, Lord Neuberger the Master of the Rolls, gave a lecture, the ninth…

Success fees in disease claims

This article was originally published in September 2012. A sequel dealing with the later High Court…

Costs, credit hire and success

This post was published as an article in September 2011. There is a legal saying that…