Summer 2012

Summer 2012: Interest on Costs – payable after all - John Foy, QC

Interest On Costs – Payable After All – John Foy QC

Is there anywhere that you can 8% interest? The answer is yes. Judgment for damages is one and now the Court of Appeal have confirmed that an order for costs is another…

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Maximising Recovery of Costs at Detailed Assessments – Charles Cuthbert

Maximisation of costs recovery is not just a job for your Costs Draftsman; it begins the moment you are instructed. It is all too easy to focus on doing a good job for your client and consider costs as something to be dealt with following the conclusion of the case…

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Avoiding Part 36 Mistakes: Checklist – Dominic Regan

The purpose of this checklist is to give some fundamental guidance on avoiding some of the negligence traps that exist when dealing with a Part 36 offer…

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Costs Applicable for RTA’s Outside of Jurisdiction – Peter Jones

One of the many arguments that we are faced with is whether or not predictable costs apply to Road Traffic Accidents (RTAs) which occur outside of jurisdiction. Often, a caveat is made by Defendant insurers for  damages with costs payable under the predictable costs regime. All too often these offers are accepted (the caveat being misinterpreted or often ignored) with the Claimant’s solicitors advising that reasonable costs on the standard basis apply. However this can often cause difficulties in costs negotiations, with the Defendants insurers maintaining their offer of predictable costs…

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