Costs can be proportionate even if they exceed damages, Senior Costs Judge says – Litigation Futures

Posted June 18th, 2018 in costs, damages, interception, news, privacy, proportionality by sally

‘The proportionality test does not prevent the recovery of costs that are higher than the sums at issue in litigation, the Senior Costs Judge has said in allowing such a recovery by a host of celebrities awarded damages in the Mirror Group Newspapers (MGN) phone hacking litigation.’

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Litigation Futures, 14th June 2018

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Finance and Divorce Update, June 2018 – Family Law Week

‘Naomi Shelton, Associate, Mills & Reeve LLP considers the news and case law relating to financial remedies and divorce during May 2018.’

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Family Law Week, 14th June 2018

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Varying your child maintenance: it can pay dividends! – Family Law Week

Posted June 15th, 2018 in children, costs, family courts, financial provision, legal aid, news by tracey

‘Using a fictitious scenario Gwyn Evans, barrister, Tanfield Chambers highlights legal and practical issues relating to child maintenance.’

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Family Law Week, 14th June 2018

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Late review decisions and homeless appeals – Nearly Legal

Posted June 14th, 2018 in appeals, costs, homelessness, housing, local government, news by tracey

‘Muloko v Newham LBC, County Court at Central London 6 April 2018. This is from a note of the judgment in June 2018 Legal Action – Housing: Recent Developments. I usually wait a month or two on reporting cases from Legal Action, but I report it now as it has some considerable importance, at least in London, for decisions on what to do about late s.202 reviews.’

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Nearly Legal, 13th June 2018

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Website blocking order costs not for ISPs to meet, rules UK court – OUT-LAW.com

Posted June 14th, 2018 in appeals, costs, intellectual property, internet, news, Supreme Court by tracey

‘Internet service providers (ISPs) will not generally be responsible for picking up the costs of implementing court orders to block customers’ access to websites that infringe intellectual property (IP) rights, according to the UK’s highest court.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 13th June 2018

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Court of Appeal overturns ruling based on bad advice from counsel – Litigation Futures

Posted June 13th, 2018 in appeals, costs, indemnities, news, part 36 offers by sally

‘The Court of Appeal has overturned the decision of a High Court judge who was wrongly told by counsel that indemnity costs were the default order when a claimant failed to beat a part 36 offer.’

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Litigation Futures, 12th June 2018

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Court entitled to make costs order against insurer in group litigation – OUT-LAW.com

Posted June 8th, 2018 in costs, insurance, news, third parties by sally

‘The High Court was entitled to make a third-party costs order against the insurer involved in a group litigation, which required the insurer to cover the costs of all cases covered by the group litigation order (GLO) and not just those within the scope of its policy.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 7th June 2018

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Appeal court judge’s “dismay” over £2m costs bill for flight claims – Litigation Futures

Posted June 8th, 2018 in airlines, contracts, costs, news by sally

‘An appeal court judge has expressed his “dismay” after estimating that legal costs “not far shy of £2m” had been spent in a case involving over 800 claims for flight-related compensation each worth only a few hundred pounds.’

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Litigation Futures, 5th June 2018

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‘The main driver was costs’ – judges make no order in £2m case – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted June 4th, 2018 in airlines, contracts, costs, EC law, news by sally

‘The Court of Appeal has criticised both parties in a flight compensation group claim for creating a situation where costs finished up ‘out of all proportion’ to the amount sought.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 1st June 2018

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“No conditions” on third-party costs orders against insurers, Court of Appeal rules – Litigation Futures

Posted June 1st, 2018 in costs, insurance, news, third parties by sally

The only limit on the court’s discretion to make third-party costs orders against insurers is that it must be exercised justly, the Court of Appeal has ruled.

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Litigation Futures, 31st May 2018

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Master takes axe to phone-hacking claimants’ partner-heavy costs budgets – Litigation Futures

Posted June 1st, 2018 in budgets, costs, interception, news, proportionality, solicitors by sally

‘The High Court has criticised a law firm’s “very heavy reliance on partner time”, and the “astonishing” amount of time junior counsel was planning to spend in preparing for trial, as it slashed by more than half many of their budgeted costs for representing two claimants in the phone hacking litigation against Mirror Group Newspapers.’

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Litigation Futures, 30th May 2018

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Prosecution over unauthorised vehicle repair business leads to £120k+ confiscation orders – Local Government Lawyer

Posted May 31st, 2018 in confiscation, costs, enforcement, fines, local government, news, planning by sally

‘Two companies that allowed an unauthorised vehicle repair business to be run without planning permission have been ordered to pay more than £120,000 under confiscation orders obtained by Wokingham Borough Council.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 30th May 2018

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London borough secures its largest ever confiscation order for planning breaches – Local Government Lawyer

Posted May 30th, 2018 in confiscation, costs, fines, local government, news, planning, proceeds of crime by sally

‘Islington Council has secured a confiscation order of £304,458 under the Proceeds of Crime Act against a property company which converted a single dwelling into five flats without planning permission.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 29th May 2018

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Daily Mail to pay Kate Maltby £11,000 costs over negative article – The Guardian

Posted May 24th, 2018 in compensation, costs, defamation, harassment, media, news by tracey

‘The Daily Mail has agreed to pay £11,000 towards legal costs and remove a negative article about Kate Maltby, the writer who accused Damian Green of inappropriate behaviour.’

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The Guardian, 23rd May 2018

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Dangerous dogs and kennelling costs – UK Police Law Blog

Posted May 23rd, 2018 in costs, dogs, news, police, third parties by tracey

‘Dogs and property throw up some of the more unusual and difficult issues on which a police lawyer is asked to advise. In the decision of Henderson v Comr of Police of the Metropolis [2018] EWHC 666 (Admin) and the subsequent costs decision at [2018] EWHC 1092 (Admin), the court visited two issues – the standing of a person to intervene in a case concerning the destruction of a potentially prohibited breed and kennelling costs during the course of an appeal by way of case stated / judicial review to the High Court.’

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UK Police Law Blog, 22nd May 2018

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Morrisons group action: claimants win, but get only 40% of their costs – Panopticon

Posted May 17th, 2018 in class actions, compensation, costs, data protection, news by tracey

‘Needless to say, group actions for data protection breaches will generally be shaped by financial considerations. Those are partly about compensation, but also about costs. To make it worthwhile, claimants need not only to win and be awarded compensation, but also to get their costs covered, or at least not have their costs eat too far into their compensation. On this issue, today’s costs judgment in the Morrisons litigation is novel, interesting and instructive in practice.’

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Panopticon, 16th May 2018

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Three fined for England rugby coach Eddie Jones abuse – BBC News

Posted May 17th, 2018 in costs, fines, news, public order, sport, threatening behaviour by tracey

‘Three men have been fined for verbally abusing England rugby union coach Eddie Jones at a railway station.’

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BBC News, 16th May 2018

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Councils demand streamlined court process for fly-tipping offences – Local Government Lawyer

Posted May 15th, 2018 in costs, enforcement, local government, news, penalties, waste by sally

‘Councils have called on the Government to “urgently streamline” the courts and prosecution process for fly-tipping offences.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 14th May 2018

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Fixed costs only where pre-action protocol not followed – Zenith PI

‘An unreasonable failure to follow the Pre-Action Protocol for Low Value Personal Injury.’

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Zenith PI, 1st May 2018

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Reduced hourly rates for incurred costs and damages far lower than claimed “not good reasons” to depart from budget – Litigation Futures

Posted May 1st, 2018 in armed forces, budgets, costs, damages, news, personal injuries by tracey

‘Master Rowley has become the latest judge to rule that a reduction in hourly rates for incurred costs is not a good reason to do the same to budgeted costs.’

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Litigation Futures, 1st May 2018

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