What is ATE Insurance?
After the Event Insurance is used by many Claimant law firms in England and Wales and is also known as Legal Expense Insurance. It is a type of policy that provides the Claimant with legal protection against paying the Defendant’s legal costs in the event their compensation claim is unsuccessful. After the Event ATE insurance is usually offered in no win, no fee claims...Read More
What is a Precedent H Cost Budget?
A legal costs budget is often referred to as a Precedent H. A costs budget is used at the outset of litigation and outlines the details the costs that the receiving party expects to recover on conclusion, and also outlines where time and efforts should be focused during the course of litigation.
Which Type of Case Requires a Precedent H to be Filed?...Read More
The 104th Update of the CPR changed the wording of Practice Direction 51X and has brought about a two year pilot scheme from 1st April 2019 for a new style N260 Statement of costs . In the new style statement of costs, there are two new versions, the N260(a) and the N260(b). The use of the new style statement of costs is not mandatory during the two-year pilot scheme however, use of the new...Read More
When were the New Electronic Bill of Costs introduced?
In 2018, an update to Practice Direction 47 of the the CPR meant that some very important and progressive changes were made to the preparatory work required in respect of Bills of Costs. From 6th April 2018, use of the new electronic bill of costs was made compulsory in the County Courts and the Senior Courts Costs Office. Some law...Read More
What is Practice Direction 3E?
The CPR requires successful parties in a case to submit a Cost Budget of their legal costs. The purpose of this type is to control the recoverable costs of either party on conclusion of proceedings. The costs within a Cost Budget are split into incurred and anticipated costs and, once approved, anticipated costs are afforded special protection by the...Read More
Aldred -v- Cham EWCA Civ 1780
In a recent case regarding the proposed settlement of a Minor RTA claim, costs for counsel’s advice were disputed. It was held that Counsel fees were not recoverable in addition to fixed costs because, the fact that the Respondent was a child, was not “reasonably incurred due to a particular feature of the dispute”, but instead, it was a “characteristic...Read More