‘Handbags in the cul-de-sac’: Judge accuses neighbours of ‘acting like immature teenagers’ in boundary row – Daily Telegraph

‘A judge accused warring neighbours of having “handbags in the cul-de-sac” after an 81-year-old man attacked a man living next door with a rounders bat.’

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Daily Telegraph, 26th March 2017

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Merrix v Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust – Litigation Futures

Posted March 24th, 2017 in budgets, civil procedure rules, costs, news by sally

‘The issue of costs budgets continues to occupy court time with The Honourable Mrs Justice Carr DBE the latest, and most senior, judge to give consideration to what, if any, weight an approved costs budget had when the bill of costs was the subject of a detailed assessment.’

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Litigation Futures, 22nd March 2017

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Special Damages for Physiotherapy Costs: Rates Limited to the Charges of the Physiotherapist Offered by the Defendant’s Insurers – Zenith PI Blog

Posted March 23rd, 2017 in costs, damages, insurance, news, personal injuries, physiotherapists, rehabilitation by sally

‘On 22.3.17 I represented the Defendant’s insurers at a Stage 3 road traffic accident assessment of damages hearing before Deputy District Judge Lingard in the Leeds County Court, at which the rates of charge recoverable for physiotherapy treatment received by the Claimant were limited to the rates charged by the physiotherapist whose treatment was offered by the Defendant’s insurers.’

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Zenith PI Blog, 22nd March 2017

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Gym goer who complained music was not motivating wins damages after an instructor humiliated him over microphone for complaint – Daily Telegraph

‘A fitness enthusiast who complained his gym’s music was not motivating enough has won damages after an instructor humiliated him over a microphone for complaining.’

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Daily Telegraph, 22nd March 2017

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Cambridge-educated law lecturer leaves brother ‘homeless’ following £750,000 legal battle to sell shared flat – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 21st, 2017 in costs, documents, families, housing, news, sale of land, undue influence by tracey

‘A Cambridge-educated law lecturer has left his brother homeless – and facing a £200,000 legal bill – after winning a court battle to sell a £750,000 flat bought by the pair with money left to them by their mother.’

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Daily Telegraph, 20th March 2017

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Budgeting uncertainty set to roll on until Merrix appeal – Litigation Futures

Posted March 20th, 2017 in appeals, budgets, costs, news, reasons, stay of proceedings by tracey

‘The fall-out is continuing from the recent High Court decision that budgets bind the parties at detailed assessment unless there is good reason not to, although it seems clear that parties are waiting for a definitive ruling from the Court of Appeal.’

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Litigation Futures, 16th March 2017

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Attorney general defends article 50 litigation costs – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted March 17th, 2017 in costs, EC law, news, prerogative powers, referendums, Supreme Court by tracey

‘The attorney general has defended the government’s decision to take the fight over how article 50 is triggered to the highest UK court, assuring MPs that the cost of the appeal will be published “in due course”.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 16th March 2017

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Trial judges should not “trammel” costs judges’ jurisdiction when parties go over budget – Litigation Futures

Posted March 15th, 2017 in budgets, costs, dilapidations, news, part 36 offers by tracey

‘A deputy High Court judge has refused to provide a receiving party with an “indication” of whether it acted reasonably in exceeding its costs budget, saying trial judges should “not seek to trammel the costs judge’s jurisdiction” unless there are specific issues they want to raise.’

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Litigation Futures, 14th March 2017

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£2 damages winner faces costs bill for nine-day hearing – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted March 15th, 2017 in costs, damages, data protection, misuse of private information, news by tracey

‘A claimant who secured £2 in nominal damages has been told they face a substantial costs bill for turning down an earlier offer to settle.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 14th March 2017

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Police body-worn video leads to domestic abuse conviction – Crown Prosecution Service

‘Police body-worn video evidence has been used to prosecute a man who assaulted a woman and a boy.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 10th March 2017

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Solicitor headbutts EastEnders star’s property developer father inside High Court during £100m legal dispute – Daily Telegraph

‘A top property solicitor headbutted a property developer during a £100m legal battle at the High Court.’

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Daily Telegraph, 10th March 2017

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Jack Monroe wins Twitter libel case against Katie Hopkins – The Guardian

Posted March 13th, 2017 in costs, damages, defamation, internet, news by sally

‘The writer and food blogger Jack Monroe has won a libel action against the Daily Mail columnist Katie Hopkins and been awarded £24,000 damages, in a row over tweets suggesting Monroe approved of defacing a war memorial during an anti-austerity demonstration in Whitehall.’

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The Guardian, 10th March 2017

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Jackson: solicitors tell me costs budgeting is working – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted March 10th, 2017 in budgets, consultations, costs, news, solicitors by sally

‘Lord Justice Jackson has said large numbers of respondents have answered his call for evidence on the extension of fixed recoverable costs.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 7th March 2017

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Yet another subject access judgment… – Panopticon

Posted March 8th, 2017 in appeals, costs, data protection, disclosure, documents, judgments, news, reasons, universities by tracey

‘So, as the saying goes, you wait months for a subject access judgment, and then three come along at once.’

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Panopticon, 6th march 2017

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All you need are costs: “real party” must pay in dispute over Beatles documentary – Litigation Futures

Posted March 7th, 2017 in copyright, costs, intellectual property, media, news by tracey

‘A venture capitalist was the “real party” in a dispute between two companies over a documentary based on the Beatles’ first concert in the USA, a High Court judge has held.’

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Litigation Futures, 7th March 2017

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ATE insurer escapes £320,000 costs liability because of policy breaches – Litigation Futures

Posted March 7th, 2017 in contracts, costs, damages, insurance, news by tracey

‘An after-the-event insurer (ATE) has escaped liability to pay out £320,000 after the High Court found that its insured had breached four conditions precedent in the policy.’

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Litigation Futures, 7th March 2017

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Speech by Lord Justice Jackson: Keynote address on the Review of Fixed Recoverable Costs – Courts and Tribunals Judiciary

Posted March 7th, 2017 in costs, judges, speeches by tracey

‘Speech given at the Costs Conference, 7 March 2017.
This lecture has two main purposes. First, it is a progress report. Secondly the lecture is intended to set a framework for the future planned seminars.’

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Courts and Tribunals Judiciary, 7th March 2017

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Asda fined £300,000 after dead mice, rotting food and fly larvae found at its depot – The Independent

Posted March 7th, 2017 in costs, food hygiene, news by tracey

‘Asda has been fined £300,000 after inspectors found dead mice and flies at a depot that distributes food to online shoppers in London and Essex.’

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The Independent, 6th March 2017

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Liverpool ‘lack of care’ home owners fined £80k over ‘dangerous, dirty’ conditions – BBC News

Posted March 7th, 2017 in care homes, costs, fines, news, quality assurance by tracey

‘Two brothers who ran a care home where elderly residents lived in squalor have been fined more than £80,000.’

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BBC News, 6th March 2017

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NHS tainted blood scandal: scheme to compensate victims to be scaled back – The Guardian

Posted March 7th, 2017 in blood products, compensation, consultations, costs, health, news, victims by tracey

‘Government proposals aim to cut costs as ministers believe more people will develop serious health issues, pushing programme over budget.’

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The Guardian, 7th March 2017

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