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Hacked off with Costs Budgeting?


In Various Claimants Including (1) John Leslie (2) Chantelle Houghton v MGN Limited [2018] EWHC 1244 (Ch) Chief Master Marsh gave a detailed judgment concerning costs budgeting in 2 claims arising from phone hacking of the former Blue Peter presenter John…

Elizabeth Stevens on The Recovery of Costs in the Small Claims Track

As personal injury practitioners will be only too aware, the recovery of costs in the Small Claims Track is extremely limited. The only way that a party can hope to recover more than the minimal sums prescribed in CPR r.27.14 is to…

The recoverability of fixed costs in Fast Track trials by Laura Hibberd

Manuel Dos Santos Mendes v Hochtief (UK) Construction Ltd [2016] EWHC 976 (QB).

This case concerned the interpretation of Part IIIA of CPR Part 45 which sets out the regime for fixed costs, in particular r45.29A which deals with Fast Track fixed…

John Schmitt on Recent judgment on the operation and interpretation of the Pre-Action Protocol for Low Value Personal Injury Claims in Road Traffic Accidents

Do offers made by the defendant at Stage 2 take effect as “admissions” and as such are they binding on the defendant and the court?

If a Defendant does not raise a particular issue at Stage 2, can it be raised at…

Once fixed costs always fixed costs?

If there is one Judgement from the last few weeks that a PI practitioner dealing in modest value claims would be well advised to read and absorb it is the Judgement of HHJ David Grant on appeal from District Judge Salmon in…

Can a personal injury claim be brought against an unknown driver?

William Dean reviews the recent decision of the Court of Appeal in Cameron v Hussain [2017] EWCA Civ 266

What can a claimant do if she is injured in a road traffic accident but she does not know the identity of…

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