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Imagine a resolution which does not require a bill of costs, points of dispute or replies. Imagine a procedure which is less than half the cost of a traditional assessment,...
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Our panel of experts can offer an early evaluation of an issue or the entirety of the costs claimed. Such an evaluation is best provided early in the costs proceedings...
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Our specialist and experienced costs lawyers and barristers can be appointed by the parties to decide the dispute, or a discrete point of principle (e.g. CFA enforceability, rates or proportionality)...
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Associate – Paragon Costs Lucy started working in costs in 2008. Since then she has been exposed a wide variety of work types and acted for both paying and receiving...
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Two High Court decisions towards the end of 2015 have made it clear that parties refusing to mediate during the detailed assessment process will, in all likelihood, suffer sanctions on...
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In the recent case of Car Giant Limited -v- the Mayor and Burgesses of the London Borough of Hammersmith [2017] EWHC 464 (TCC) upon the paying party having significantly beaten their own...
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Background The Claimant brought a claim against the Defendant for personal injury which was resolved in the sum of just over £286,000.00 at trial. During the course of the case...
https://www.legalcostsresolutions.com/insights/news/marsh-v-ministry-of-justice/
It has been clear in recent years that the Courts are continually keen to reiterate the importance of Alternative Dispute Resolution and show no reluctance to make an example of...
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Managing Director – Paragon Costs Nick specialises in high value and complex litigation commonly arising from contractual disputes, professional negligence, personal injury, clinical negligence, contentious probate, and land and property...
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Barrister – Guildhall Chambers James is a commercial specialist with experience of dealing with a wide range of disputes within the county court, High Court and Court of Appeal. He...
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We understand that fee disputes between solicitors and clients can be a draining experience for all involved so we aim to offer an alternative to angry letters, threats to come...
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Barrister – Guildhall Chambers Oliver is a former solicitor (qualified 1998), with Higher Rights of Audience, who transferred to the Bar in 2005, then joining Guildhall Chambers. Oliver has a...
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Oberholster v Little & Anor [2020] EWHC 2635 (QB) (06 October 2020) Background C contracted with D2 (Optical Express) to undertake ophthalmic surgery. The surgery was carried out by D8...
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Nicholas Lee will be presenting an online webinar in association with Bristol Law Society on Wednesday 4 November 2020 at 1pm via Zoom. The webinar will cover recent developments in...
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The long awaited Guideline Hourly Rate (GHR) report has now been published by the working group. The main takeaway from this report are the proposed increased hourly rates, which have...
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Decision No.1 – Pallett v MGN Ltd [2021] EWHC 76 (Ch) (19 January 2021)   Background The Claimant brought a claim against the Defendant for infringement of privacy rights by...
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Recovery of Only a Fraction of the Pleaded Damages is Not Sufficient to Depart from this Principle Background The matter of Global Energy Horizons Corporation v Gray [2021] EWCA Civ...
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Solicitor and own client assessments have been on the rise for some time now. The question of whether informed consent has been provided by the client for the solicitor to...
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In the matter of Morrow v Shrewsbury RUFC, Mrs Justice Farbey considered whether it would be just for a Claimant who had exaggerated their claim to recover costs after succeeding...
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In the matter of Thompson v NSL Limited [2021] EWHC 679 (QB) Master McCloud considered an application by the Claimant to revise parts of a budget originally approved by a...
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In two of the cases set out below, the default costs certificate was set aside due to invalid or incomplete service. In the third case, the setting aside of the...
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The matter of Achara Tripipatkul v WH Lawrence Limited [2021] EWHC B13 (Costs) concerned a contentious business agreement which provided for a fixed fee of £250,000 plus VAT and disbursements....
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ATE policy information not obtainable under Part 18 in Solicitors Act assessment (Wayne Raubenheimer v Slater & Gordon UK Ltd) Dispute Resolution analysis: The claimant was refused its application to...
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Discovery Land Company, LLC & Ors v Axis Specialty Europe SE [2021] EWHC 2146 (Comm) (30 July 2021) Before Peter MacDonald Eggers QC Background The Defendant is an insurer which...
https://www.legalcostsresolutions.com/insights/news/reasonable-and-proportionate-costs-does-not-mean-the-lowest-possible-amount/
Raydens Ltd v Cole [2021] EWHC B14 (Costs)   Background The claimant solicitors acted for the defendant in protracted matrimonial proceedings between November 2013 and September 2018. The defendant’s husband...
https://www.legalcostsresolutions.com/insights/news/special-circumstances-found-following-increases-in-hourly-rates/
Barking, Havering & Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust v AKC [2021] EWHC 2607 Mrs Justice Steyn DBE, siting with Master Brown, allowed an appeal to a decision of Master Nagalingam...
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Ahuja Investments Ltd v Victorygame Ltd & Ors [2021] EWHC 2730 (Ch) The claimant’s claim was dismissed, and judgment awarded in favour of the first defendant’s counterclaim in the sum...
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The Claimant’s bill of costs in Milbrooke Construction Ltd v Jones [2021] EWHC B20 (Costs) was reduced by such a significant level that Costs Judge Brown departed from the general...
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The matter of Robinson v Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Trust & Dr Mercier (County Court at Liverpool, 9 September 2021) concerned a dental negligence claim. Dr Chris Mercier was instructed...
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In Crompton v Meadowcroft (Costs) – 2021 DDJ Ayers was asked to decide whether fixed costs would apply in a matter which had exited the portal but settled before it...
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Ensure you are Qualified to Comment on the Issues at Hand The matter of Robinson v Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Trust & Dr Mercier (County Court at Liverpool, 9 September...
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The decision in European Real Estate Debt Fund (Cayman) Ltd v Treon & Ors [2021] EWHC 2866 (Ch) is a stark reminder to successful parties that winning does not necessarily...
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ABA v University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust [2022] EWHC B4 (Costs)   Claim Background The Claimant issued a clinical negligence claim on 22 December 2017. Master Cook made...
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Part 36: A Defendant may invoke the provisions of Part 36 as a Claimant if the offer is clear and there is a genuine counterclaim   The Huntsworth Wine Company...
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Moran v Smith (Bristol County Court, Deputy District Judge Napier, 17/12/2021) Paragon Costs were instructed on behalf of the Defendant (the receiving party). Unusually, a Provisional Assessment was undertaken in...
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I have long held the view that the authorities support the ability to recover interest on a disbursement funding agreement. Of course, this is subject to the Court’s very wide...
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Tudor v (1) Dean & GCOL Limited – Detailed Assessment of Costs – Court Strikes Out Defendant’s Points of Dispute & Approves Good Reason to Depart from An Approved Costs...
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Kelly v Ralli Ltd [2022] EWHC B5 (Costs) Background The Claimant instructed the Defendant in respect of a personal injury claim. That claim concluded in 2019, at which point the...
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Mathieu v Hunds & Aviva [2022] EWHC 1624 (QB) Background The matter involved a personal injury claim for damages, arising out of a serious road traffic accident that took place...
https://www.legalcostsresolutions.com/insights/news/mathieu-v-hinds-aviva-60-reduction-in-the-claimants-costs-due-to-failure-to-beat-a-calderbank-offer/