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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.
Welcome to the eighth issue of Costs aware. In this issue we cover a number of areas including misguided inflationary increases to Guideline Hourly Rates. There is also a feature on data claims, an area that's become the focus of many claimant firms in 2020.
Client Alerts 09/12/2020
Guideline Hourly Rates have remained unchanged since 2010 and changes recommended in 2014 were never implemented. The Court of Appeal recently suggested an approach to ensuring future rates reflect reality and take inflation into account.
Any advocate regularly attending court hearings will confess that one of the most difficult parts of the job is trying to frantically scribble down submissions from your opponent, or findings made by the judge, whilst formulating counter arguments or working through what the decision means generally for the case you are advancing. As a costs lawyer, there is an added burden of having your calculator out (or Excel spreadsheet open) in order to amend and update figures as costs are being assessed.