What is Money Claim Online (MCOL)?
Money Claim Online (MCOL) is a method of settling a dispute or disagreement by initiating a County Court claim for a fixed sum of money. It is a straight forward way to commence Court proceedings for small claims which amount to less than £100,000.
These types of claims should be issued by one Claimant, against no more than two defendants. The HM...Read More
What is Proclaim Go?
Eclipse Legal have launched a new mobile and tablet friendly app which will help fee earners access important information whilst on the go. Proclaim Go was developed for legal professionals who find themselves travelling often or requiring access to live case information whilst in client meetings.
This innovative new solution allows fee earners to undertake a...Read More
What is a Precedent H Costs Budget?
A Precedent H Costs Budget is used at the beginning of the litigation process and outlines the details of any costs expected to be incurred throughout the case. Practice Direction 3E sets out the rules for case management, including costs budgeting .
A Costs Budget should include all base costs incurred to date, future costs expected to be incurred...Read More
What is a Fee Challenge Under the Solicitors Act 1974?
Part III of the Solicitors Act 1974 regulates the amount of disbursements and costs which a Solicitor can invoice within their bill to their client. Under this Act, the client has the ability to dispute the fees, such as success fee deductions, and disbursements within the Solicitor’s bill. This act applies to a large range of...Read More
What is a Cost Order?
Legal costs are incurred in all cases. The unsuccessful party will be responsible for paying the costs incurred by the successful party in an inter-partes matter. A cost order, put simply, is an Order made by a Judge, under CPR 44, to decide whether costs are payable, and the level of costs payable by the unsuccessful party, to the successful party.
Part 44 of the Civil Procedure Rules sets out the general rules about costs, including the rules on Proportionality when conducting detailed assessment, as well as the factors which should be taken into account when deciding the amount of costs, dealt with under CPR 44.4. At detailed assessment, the pillars of wisdom, found under CPR 44.4(3) are often also taken into consideration when...Read More