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14th May 2024

How to… Make a Part 36

Part 36 offers are made on a ‘without prejudice save as to costs’ basis. This means the Court is not made aware of a Part 36 offer until after costs have been assessed, but before it has made an order in relation to the Costs of Assessment (costs of costs). Part 36 offers can also… Continue reading How to… Make a Part 36

9th May 2024

Recovering costs in respect of MDT Meetings

Costs of attending MDT meetings and liaising with case managers and deputies are recoverable in principle following the appeal in Hadley v Przybylo The original decision in Hadley v Przybylo was reported last year and arose from a costs budgeting dispute. Master McCloud found that the costs of a fee earner attending rehabilitation case management… Continue reading Recovering costs in respect of MDT Meetings

7th May 2024

Fixed Costs and Part 36: Unpacking Bosley -v- Wheatcroft

Costs cases involving Part 36 and their interplay with Fixed Costs seem to be a semi-regular occurrence.

2nd May 2024

Paramount’s Book Appeal 2024

Our students wish to thank to staff from Paramount Legal Costs and their clients for generously offering to buy books for the school library. The students have picked all these books themselves so I know they are titles that they will enjoy reading. We had a lot of fun making the list and discussing what… Continue reading Paramount’s Book Appeal 2024

29th April 2024

Practice Direction 19B – Fixed Costs and Deputy Remuneration in the Court of Protection

When does the Practice Direction apply? This Practice Direction takes effect from 1 April 2024 and applies to matters in which the fixed costs or remuneration period, ends on or after 1 April 2024. However, if you are a Deputy allowed to charge, you should still claim rates according to the previous Practice Directions and… Continue reading Practice Direction 19B – Fixed Costs and Deputy Remuneration in the Court of Protection

24th April 2024

Professional Costs following the death of P

A claim for costs that have been incurred during the Protected Party’s life time which are to be paid or charged to the estate, is to be made within 6 years of the date of the Protected Party’s death as per the Court of Protection Rules 2017, (Rule 19.11). The Deputy is granted authority to… Continue reading Professional Costs following the death of P

15th April 2024

Interested Parties and what this means for Costs Assessments

In some cases, the Court will stipulate that the receiving party must serve a copy of the request for an assessment and any accompanying documents upon a ‘person who has a financial interest in the outcome of the assessment’, in accordance with Practice Direction 47 and Rule 47.19(3). This person can be known as an… Continue reading Interested Parties and what this means for Costs Assessments

11th April 2024

When is a delay to vary a Cost Budget fatal? It ultimately depends on significant development

Yelland v Space Engineering Services Ltd [2023] EWHC 2823 (KB) Introduction The introduction of formal procedure to vary cost budgets in October 2020 was heralded as a common sense and natural extension to the cost budgeting rules. It introduced rules and the Precedent T that would offer all parties more clarity and a standardized approach… Continue reading When is a delay to vary a Cost Budget fatal? It ultimately depends on significant development

10th April 2024

Third Party Assessments and the impact of Kenig v Thomson Snell & Passmore LLP

The Original Decision The Claimant and the Claimant’s sister were the sole beneficiaries of his late mother’s estate in this matter. The Defendant solicitors were retained by the sole executor of the will and the deceased’s brother and who played no active part in the application. There was a formal engagement letter between the executor… Continue reading Third Party Assessments and the impact of Kenig v Thomson Snell & Passmore LLP

9th April 2024

Are the costs of applying for Court Fee Remission recoverable from the paying party?

As long as such costs remain reasonable and proportionate then they should be capable of being recovered in full. In the case of Gibbs v King’s College NHS Foundation Trust (11/11/21) the Court commented that the costs associated with making an application for Fee Remission are recoverable between the parties. This is also an issue… Continue reading Are the costs of applying for Court Fee Remission recoverable from the paying party?

27th March 2024

Instructing a Specialist in Court of Protection Matters? The impact of ACC & Others [2020] EWCOP 9

In the case of ACC & Others, the Deputyship Order did not contain provisions which granted authority for the Deputy to conduct litigation proceedings.. HHJ Hilder clarified matters with regards to professional Deputies instructing solicitors from their own firm to conduct litigation on behalf of the Protected Party. HHJ Hilder explained that Deputyship Orders provided… Continue reading Instructing a Specialist in Court of Protection Matters? The impact of ACC & Others [2020] EWCOP 9

12th March 2024

The £1 Question and the QOCS Protection Puzzle

The case of  Clark & Ors v Adams & Anor [2024] EWHC 62 (KB), involved three Claimants who suffered injuries in bombing incidents attributed to the Provisional Irish Republican Army (PIRA). The Claimants sought damages against Mr. Gerry Adams and the PIRA, alleging his involvement as a leading member of the organization. The claim, commenced in… Continue reading The £1 Question and the QOCS Protection Puzzle

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