Ramifications of the Mitchell Costs Appeal – Hardwicke Chambers

Posted December 3rd, 2013 in appeals, budgets, civil procedure rules, costs, news, solicitors by sally

‘There have been lots of sound bites from today’s costs and CPR compliance judgment dismissing the appeal in Mitchell v News Group Newspapers Limited [2013] EWCA Civ 1526. Other articles will detail the Court’s findings, although I suggest it would be negligent for any civil litigator not to read the entire judgment. It is the most far-reaching decision in civil litigation since the introduction of the CPR in 1999. I plan to analyse the consequences (and unintended consequences) for litigators, the Courts and civil litigation generally. My initial tweet was: “Mitchell costs appeal dismissed. Check your insurance policies litigators. The CPR alligators are coming and this time they’re hungry!” Here are my views, not limited to 140 characters.’

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Hardwicke Chambers, 27th November 2013

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