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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

Client Alerts||27/07/2017

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

Client Alerts||06/07/2017

Blake v Croasdale & esure [2017] EWHC 1336 (QB)

Client Alerts||06/07/2017

Asymptomatic Silicosis Update: Feeney v Tarmac Sandstone Limited and one other

Client Alerts||26/06/2017

Dodd v Raebarn Estates Ltd

Client Alerts||23/06/2017

Ex-wife’s tip-off uncovers case of stolen identity leading to award of exemplary damages

News And Events||02/08/2017

Keoghs research warns of large rise in opportunistic insurance fraud

News And Events||17/07/2017

Keoghs launches 2017 apprenticeship programme

News And Events||09/06/2017

Scotland team expands at Keoghs one month after Glasgow office unveiled

News And Events||01/06/2017

Keoghs proud to support Bolton Wanderers Community Trust

News And Events||26/04/2017

Keoghs accelerates growth with move into Scotland

News And Events||19/04/2017

Keoghs sign up to new Insurance Fraud Bureau (IFB) affiliate membership

News And Events||05/04/2017

Keoghs celebrates award for fledgling apprenticeship scheme

News And Events||10/03/2017

Manslaughter consultation shows intent but lack of clarity

Blogs||11/08/2017

Counting the (wasted) cost of LNC

Blogs||02/08/2017

Credit hire: A strategic approach

Blogs||26/07/2017

Preserving insurers’ recovery rights following escape of water

Blogs||20/07/2017

Who is David Lidington?

Blogs||12/06/2017

Jackson v The Sugababes? Don’t delay… push the button!

Blogs||12/05/2017

Examining a Court of Appeal decision concerning the adequacy of Local Authority systems

Blogs||28/04/2017

Jumping for joy?

Blogs||24/04/2017

Credit Hire Aware 12

AWARE||19/07/2017

Costs Aware Issue 3

AWARE||22/06/2017

Property Aware 5

AWARE||14/06/2017

Credit Hire Aware 11

AWARE||21/12/2016

Fraud Aware 5

AWARE||27/10/2016

Costs Aware 2

AWARE||24/10/2016

Disease Aware 8

AWARE||05/10/2016

Credit Hire Aware 10

AWARE||18/08/2016

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Costs Aware Issue 3

AWARE||22/06/2017

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

AWARE||22/06/2017

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

AWARE||22/06/2017

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

AWARE||22/06/2017

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

Challenging pre LASPO ATE premiums

AWARE||22/06/2017

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?

AWARE||22/06/2017

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?

AWARE||22/06/2017

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!

AWARE||22/06/2017

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?

AWARE||22/06/2017

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

AWARE||22/06/2017

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...

AWARE||22/06/2017

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

Costs implications for the unwary

AWARE||22/06/2017

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).