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Client Alerts 14/09/2021
Last week the Government announced its response to the consultation on the extension of Fixed Recoverable Costs. How will the proposed new processes impact NIHL claims? Associate Oliver Bingle, details the recommendations and some potential changes in behaviour we may see from claimant firms as a result.
Client Alerts 07/09/2021
The Government has responded to the 2019 consultation paper ‘Extending Fixed Recoverable Costs in Civil Cases: Implementing Sir Rupert Jackson’s Proposals’. The Government consulted on the following proposals: 1. Extending FRC to all other civil cases in the fast track, up to a value of £25,000 in damages; 2. A new process and FRC for NIHL claims; 3. Expanding the fast track to include simpler ‘intermediate’ cases valued between £25,000–£100,000 in damages; and 4. The introduction of costs budgeting in ‘heavy’ JRs
Client Alerts 13/07/2021
An order for Credit hire firm On Hire to pay 60% of First Central's costs was upheld on appeal, after the appeal judge agreed that proceedings had been brought for their financial benefit and that they were the ‘real party’. Partner Gary Herring details the case and highlights potential impacts for future cases.
Client Alerts 19/03/2021
The Court of Appeal has dismissed a claimants appeal after the defendant had bettered their Part 36 offers. Keoghs represented the defendant at both the trial and appeal, Howard Dean comments on this excellent result and the potential implications on future cases.
Claims for interest arise from time to time in relation to both rehabilitation and costs. We have taken a look at the current state of play after a recent decision concerning a claim for commercial interest in a claim for costs.
Client Alerts 11/01/2021
The CJC working party on Guideline Hourly Rates (“GHR”) have prepared a draft report which is open for public consultation between 8 January and 31 March 2021.