Widow wins High Court frozen embryo case – BBC News

Posted September 29th, 2016 in assisted reproduction, costs, news by tracey

‘The widow of a Falklands war veteran has won a High Court bid to keep frozen embryos that they had created.’

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BBC News, 28th September 2016

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NHS negligence claims hit £1.4bn – BBC News

Posted September 29th, 2016 in costs, delay, health, negligence, news by tracey

‘NHS trusts in England paid out more than £1.4bn in medical negligence claims last year compared to £583m in 2008, analysis shows.’

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BBC News, 29th September 2016

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Paying the Price of Love: Costs in Hague Cases – Family Law Week

Posted September 27th, 2016 in child abduction, civil procedure rules, costs, international courts, news, treaties by sally

‘Sarah Lucy Cooper, barrister of Thomas More Chambers, considers the circumstances in which a respondent might secure a costs order against an applicant in Hague Convention abduction proceedings.’

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Family Law Week, 21st September 2016

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The Fight Against Fraud – Success or Failure? – Zenith PI Blog

Posted September 26th, 2016 in costs, fraud, news, personal injuries by sally

‘Earlier this month the Scottish government set out its plans to introduce legislation emulating the funding arrangements which have now been in place south of the border for some time. The Expenses and Funding of Civil Litigation Bill, expected to be introduced next year, will permit DBAs to be enforceable by solicitors and will introduce a regime of QOCS, now three years old, countrywide. Though there are few details on how QOCS will work in practice, it is reasonable to expect that the exceptions in the current system will apply equally to the new regime.’

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Zenith PI Blog, 23rd September 2016

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Expect case soon on right of parties to recover costs of adjudication, says expert – OUT-LAW.com

Posted September 26th, 2016 in costs, dispute resolution, news by sally

‘Parties are becoming increasingly likely to claim their costs when settling debt-related disputes via adjudication – but the statutes remain conflicted over whether or not this is legally possible.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 26th September 2016

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Litigants in Person and Costs Budgeting: Campbell v Campbell [2016] EWHC 2237 (Ch) – Zenith PI Blog

Posted September 26th, 2016 in budgets, civil procedure rules, costs, litigants in person, news by sally

‘Can litigants in person ‘escape’ the rules relating to costs budgeting in all claims? To what extent does the costs management regime under CPR 3.12 to 3.18 apply to the costs of a litigant in person?’

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Zenith PI Blog, 23rd September 2016

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CJC accuses government of “unprincipled” move over judicial review costs transparency – Litigation Futures

‘Ministry of Justice (MoJ) plans to require judicial review claimants to share details of how their action is being funded with the defendant and other parties is “a fundamentally unprincipled breach of the principle of equality of arms”, the Civil Justice Council (CJC) has claimed.’

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Litigation Futures, 21st September 2016

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Senior judge questions policy of removing court funding while raising fees – The Guardian

Posted September 21st, 2016 in asylum, costs, fees, immigration, judges, news by tracey

‘Lord Justice Jackson, the senior judge who shaped key legal reforms, has questioned the government’s policy of imposing steep rises in fees while withdrawing public funding of the court system. In a detailed legal work, entitled The Reform of Civil Litigation, the appeal court judge added his voice to the chorus of criticism from human rights groups and lawyers’ representative bodies who argue that the rises put access to justice beyond the reach of many citizens.’

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The Guardian, 21st September 2016

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Court has power to apply costs management to litigant in person, chief master rules – Litigation Futures

Posted September 20th, 2016 in case management, civil procedure rules, costs, litigants in person, news by tracey

‘Courts can make a costs management order in relation to litigant in person (LiP) costs, and LiPs can recover costs where they obtain assistance from lawyers short of them having conduct of the case, the chief Chancery master has ruled.’

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Litigation futures, 19th September 2016

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High Court allows recovery of costs of arranging third-party funding – Litigation Futures

Posted September 19th, 2016 in arbitration, costs, news, third parties by tracey

‘The High Court has today upheld the decision of an arbitrator to allow the recovery of the costs of securing third party funding as costs, in what is being hailed as a landmark decision.’

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Litigation Futures, 19th September 2016

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Dance teacher invented a dying nine-year-old and pretended to raise cash to help her complete her bucket list – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 15th, 2016 in conditional discharge, costs, fraud, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A children’s dance teacher who invented a dying nine-year-old girl and pretended to raise cash to help her complete her bucket list has been spared jail.’

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Daily Telegraph, 14th September 2016

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European court orders UK to pay convicted terrorist £13,000 over ‘human rights violations’ following London plot – The Independent

Posted September 14th, 2016 in costs, human rights, news, terrorism by tracey

‘The British Government has been ordered to pay a convicted terrorist more than £13,000 because his human rights were “violated” during police interviews over a plot to attack London. The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled that €16,000 (£13,600) of Ismail Abdurahman’s legal costs must be paid at the culmination of a seven-year court battle.’

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The Independent, 13th September 2016

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Supreme Court to hear recoverability appeal alongside dispute over who ‘won’ libel case – Litigation Futures

Posted September 13th, 2016 in appeals, costs, defamation, news, Supreme Court by sally

‘The Supreme Court has joined an appeal over the recoverability of additional liabilities in defamation cases to a long-running libel case where it is to consider which party won for the purposes of costs.’

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Litigation Futures, 12th September 2016

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Countess of Caledon ordered to pay legal costs over ‘ill-founded’ claims life coach ‘poisoned’ daughter’s mind – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 12th, 2016 in appeals, costs, disclosure, families, harassment, mental health, news, police by sally

‘A senior judge has said that claims by a countess that a personal development coach “poisoned” her daughter’s mind against her family are “ill-founded”.’

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Daily Telegraph, 10th September 2016

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A watershed moment? – New Law Journal

Posted September 1st, 2016 in case management, computer programs, costs, disclosure, news by sally

‘Is 2016 the year of technology assisted review, ask Andy McGregor & Daniel Wyatt.’

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New Law Journal, 17th August 2016

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Privacy at all costs? – New Law Journal

Posted September 1st, 2016 in appeals, costs, financial provision, media, news, privacy, public interest, Supreme Court by sally

‘Wyatt v Vince illustrates the growing trend towards openness of family proceedings, says Sarah Hughes.’

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New Law Journal, 17th August 2016

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Claimant slapped with costs order after erroneous CFA letter – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted September 1st, 2016 in costs, law firms, news, solicitors by sally

‘The County Court has refused costs protection to a claimant after his solicitors had wrongly told the defendants that a funding agreement was in place.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 31st August 2016

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PwC fined £2.3m over auditing of subprime lender Cattles – The Guardian

Posted September 1st, 2016 in accountants, auditors, costs, financial regulation, fines, news by sally

‘PricewaterhouseCoopers has been fined £2.3m by the accountancy watchdog over its auditing of the subprime lender Cattles and its biggest division, Welcome Financial Services, in 2007.’

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The Guardian, 31st August 2016

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Supreme Court to decide on recovery of success fees and ATE premiums in publication proceedings – Litigation Futures

Posted August 31st, 2016 in appeals, costs, defamation, fees, insurance, media, news, Supreme Court by sally

‘The Supreme Court is to return to the issue of recoverability after granting permission to appeal in a case leapfrogged from the High Court about costs in defamation.’

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Litigation Futures, 30th August 2016

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Finally – insurers get it in the neck for not passing on whiplash savings – Legal Futures

‘The insurance industry had a taste of its own PR medicine over the weekend after The Times accused insurers of “cheating motorists” by not passing on whiplash savings.’

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Legal Futures, 30th August 2016

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