The application of QOCS in multiple Defendant cases – a Defendant against whom the Claimant discontinued was not able to seek its costs be enforced and ‘set-off’ against the damages/interest paid to the Claimant by the ‘unsuccessful’ Defendants.
The case law in relation to the application and effect of QOCS is still developing, as there are many situations in which the relevant rules need to be interpreted. A situation where clarification of the QOCS rules has been required is the effect of QOCS in multiple Defendant cases. (more…)
This article discusses 3 possible changes to the current budgeting process: (more…)
A HUGE WIN FOR CLAIMANTS IN TERMS OF SUCCESS FEE AND AFTER THE EVENT LEGAL EXENSES INSURANCE PREMIUM RECOVERY, AND A VERY IMPORTANT ISSUE (more…)
The case of CZ (Human Rights Claim: Costs) sub non (1) AZ (2) BZ (3) CZ (child by his children’s guardian) Kirkless Council  EWFC 11, is a key case for both local councils in respect of adverse costs orders in family and human rights litigation. Jessica Swanell, A&M Bacon, reports. (more…)
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Jessica Swannell, A&M Bacon, stresses the importance and benefits of seeking out regulated and qualified Costs Lawyers to support your practice. (more…)
This article is prepared for the purpose of providing a brief synopsis of the procedure to be followed when recovering costs from the Lord Chancellor/Legal Aid Agency (formerly Legal Services Commission). (more…)