What are Legal Costs Negotiators?
Legal costs are an inevitable outcome of any type of legal proceedings. On conclusion of a case, one or both parties will be liable for all or some of the legal costs accumulated throughout the litigation process. In a large proportion of cases, the losing party will be held responsible for payment of the winning party’s costs. It is often difficult for...Read More
Provisional Assessment of Costs
A Provisional Assessment Hearing will be required as part of the Detailed Assessment process if legal costs cannot be agreed on a Bill of Costs which does not exceed £75,000. If an agreement as to costs cannot be reached during Detailed Assessment Proceedings, the receiving party may make an application to have the Court provisionally assess the costs claimed...Read More
What is Detailed Assessment of Costs
Costs of litigation are inevitable for all legal cases. On conclusion of a legal case, it is necessary to determine each party’s liability for legal costs. Detailed assessment of costs is used in multi-track or non fixed-costs matters, when costs are not agreed, to determine how much the paying party (usually the unsuccessful party to a case)...Read More
The legal industry has historically been very resistant to change, with many preferring to sit in an office, using paper files to manage their caseload. The unfortunate reality is, that as every year passes it becomes less and less viable to operate a business in this manner.
The impact of the Coronavirus has demonstrated the importance of law firms embracing legal technologies to assist them...Read More
Law firms with conveyancing departments will be well aware that conveyancing processes can be very costly and time consuming. Tasks, such as undertaking Land Registry searches, property checks, and communicating with an estate agent can take up large amounts of time.
Property lawyers will also spend a large proportion of their time performing manual and administrative tasks. Manually trawling...Read More
Replies to Points of Dispute are governed by 47.13 of the Civil Procedure Rules and should be formatted in a similar way to Points of Dispute. Points of Dispute and Replies to Points of Dispute are a method used for disputing legal costs in detailed assessment.
Points of Dispute and Points of Reply: The Process of Detailed Assessment
The receiving party will initiate the process of...Read More