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Fourteenth Edition of the Judicial College’s Guidelines for the Assessment of General Damages in Personal Injury Cases

Client Alerts||15/09/2017

Personal Injury Discount Rate

Client Alerts||08/09/2017

Limitation (Childhood Abuse) (Scotland) Act 2017 to come into force in October 2017

Client Alerts||23/08/2017

Costs budget exaggeration is misconduct

Client Alerts||17/08/2017

Blackmore v Department for Communities and Local Government 2017 EWCA Civ 1136

Client Alerts||04/08/2017

Lord Justice Jackson's review into Fixed Recoverable Costs (FRC)

Client Alerts||01/08/2017

Sentencing guidelines: Reduction in sentence for a guilty plea – update

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Grant v Secretary of State for Transport: Guidance on Mesothelioma quantum

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Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill

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Keoghs IT team recognised in prestigious awards

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Disputed causation leaves claimants paying the price

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Keoghs announce 20 promotions and four new appointments

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Keoghs research warns of large rise in opportunistic insurance fraud

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A new way of life? Magill v Panel Systems (DB Limited)


Driver disqualification and the case for exceptional hardship


Health and Safety Executive FFI invoices – new panel, same challenges


The Future of Motor Fraud - the end of the road for cash for crash?


Cyclist conviction lays bare antiquated legislation


Keoghs enforcements team celebrates landmark year with some dramatic case highlights


Recent figures illustrate real impact of health and safety sentencing guidelines


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Costs Aware Issue 3


Our third issue of Costs Aware contains articles focusing on some of the current key issues, from costs budgeting behaviours to the new proportionality test.

FRC verification and negotiation


The importance of accurate costs verification and negotiation will significantly increase when the forthcoming multi track extension of fixed recoverable costs is implemented.

Be careful what you wish for


From 1 October 2017, practitioners will be able to use a new electronic bill of costs in detailed assessment proceedings (this may become mandatory by April 2018).  Howard Dean, who sat on the Civil Procedures Rules Committee working party for the implementation of the new bill of costs, outlines what this means in practice.

Relief from Sanctions


There have been a number of interesting cases since the landmark judgment of Denton v White three years ago.

Challenging pre LASPO ATE premiums


ATE premiums incepted after 1st April 2013, save for exceptions in relation to certain types of cases, ceased to be recoverable between parties as a result of the changes introduced by LASPO.  However, there are many thousands of cases still running under the old regime which often raise contentious issues surrounding reasonableness, necessity and proportionality.

Escape the box?


Howard Dean examines the review of fixed recoverable costs currently underway with Lord Justice Jackson and what may happen subsequent to the report being published.

Proportionality - what exactly is going on?


Ever since the Jackson Reforms, legal practitioners have been in a state of uncertainty regarding how exactly the judiciary intend to give effect to the new definition of proportionality and the new test found at CPR 44.3(5).  Ben Petrecz examines the issues involved.

Costs budgeting is not a game!


Coulson J criticised defendant for treating costs budgeting as a form of game in which they sought to exploit the costs budgeting rules in the hope of obtaining tactical advantage.

ATE Premiums: Proportionate or not?


The clinical negligence exception to the LASPO Act 2012 abolition of recoverability of ATE premiums has resulted in a series of conflicting decisions as to the application of the new test of proportionality and the relevance of Rogers v Merthyr Tydfil CBC [2006] EWCA Civ 1134.

Recoverability of additional liabilities in the post-Jackson era


The Supreme Court recently looked at various issues concerning the recoverability of additional liabilities between parties in the post-Jackson era, in the case of Plevin v Paragon Personal Finance Ltd [2017] UKSC 23.

Proactivity can save you thousands...


Costs negotiator Jordan Bagshaw looks at the issue of accruing interest on unrecovered costs.

Costs implications for the unwary


The Court of Appeal in Tibbles v SIG PLC (T/A Asphaltic Roofing Supplies) [2012] EWCA Civ 518 highlighted the implications of allocation to track and the implications on costs and thereafter the importance of timely applications if seeking to vary costs orders under CPR 3.1 (7).