NHS judicial review to go ahead after High Court grants campaigners costs-capping order – Litigation Futures

Posted February 26th, 2018 in costs capping orders, health, judicial review, news, social services by tracey

‘A judicial review of the government’s plan to introduce accountable care organisations (ACOs) – which campaigners claim will lead to the stealth privatisation of the NHS – is set to go ahead after the High Court granted the crowd-funded claimants a costs-capping order.’

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Litigation Futures, 23rd February 2018

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NHS victims face spending all their damages on lawyers – new report – Daily Telegraph

‘Victims of NHS blunders face spending all their compensation on lawyers fees, following a proposed Government shake-down of legal costs, experts have warned.’

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Daily Telegraph, 31st July 2017

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Jackson lays out plan for fixed costs with warning that it’s not his job to protect profession – Legal Futures

Posted August 1st, 2017 in civil procedure rules, costs, costs capping orders, news by sally

‘Lord Justice Jackson has today put forward his vision for extending fixed recoverable costs (FRC), but warned that it was not his job to protect the junior Bar or any other part of the profession in doing so.’

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Legal Futures, 31st July 2017

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Jackson to pilot £80,000 costs cap for some cases worth up to £250,000 – Litigation Futures

Posted June 22nd, 2017 in costs capping orders, news, pilot schemes by tracey

‘The work on extending fixed recoverable costs (FRC) is going to start with a pilot to test capping costs at £80,000 for claims up to £250,000 in a limited number of courts, it has emerged.’

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Litigation Futures, 22nd June 2017

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New costs cap regime in force for environmental cases – OUT-LAW.com

‘Courts in England and Wales have new powers to change the maximum cost liabilities that those challenging environmental decisions of public bodies’ through judicial review could be exposed to under new rules that are now in force.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 3rd March 2017

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Environment groups fear cost rules may deter vital court challenges – The Guardian

‘Legal challenges to government air pollution standards or to the expansion of Heathrow airport have become too risky financially to pursue under new court regulations, environmental groups are warning.’

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The Guardian, 28th February 2017

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High Court slashes Google trial budget but says it’s too late for costs capping – Litigation Futures

Posted November 18th, 2014 in budgets, costs, costs capping orders, internet, news, trials by sally

‘The High Court has refused to make a costs-capping order in a case against Google because the case was so close to trial and so much had already been spent at a level which made detailed assessment inevitable.’

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Litigation Futures, 18th November 2014

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Civil Procedure Rules: Cost Capping Orders Response Paper – Ministry of Justice

Posted February 23rd, 2009 in civil procedure rules, costs, costs capping orders, news by sally

“A consultation being conducted on behalf of the Civil Procedure Rule Committee on proposals to amend part 44 of the Civil Procedure Rules by inserting rules on costs capping orders. The consultation also proposes amendments to the Costs Practice Direction to provide guidance on costs capping. The proposals are drawn from current case law and so do not propose new policy.”

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Ministry of Justice, 23rd February 2009

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Costs-capping power for courts – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted September 19th, 2008 in civil procedure rules, costs, costs capping orders, news by sally

“Courts will have formal powers to make costs-capping orders under changes proposed by the civil procedure rule committee.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 18th September 2008

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Civil Procedure Rules: costs capping orders – Ministry of Justice

Posted September 15th, 2008 in civil procedure rules, consultations, costs, costs capping orders by sally

“A consultation being conducted on behalf of the Civil Procedure Rule Committee on proposals to amend part 44 of the Civil Procedure Rules by inserting rules on costs capping orders. The consultation also proposes amendments to the Costs Practice Direction to provide guidance on costs capping. The proposals are drawn from current case law and so do not propose new policy.”

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Ministry of Justice, 12th September 2008

Source: www.justice.gov.uk