The Court of Appeal’s Clear Message on New Costs Regime – Littleton Chambers

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

‘The Master of the Rolls has delivered a unanimous judgment limiting Andrew Mitchell MP’s legal costs in his defamation action against “The Sun” newspaper to his court fees only despite his budget being in excess of £500,000. This is the first time the Court of Appeal has considered sanctions under the new Jackson costs regime and is a sobering lesson for litigators.’

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Littleton Chambers, 27th November 2013