Summer 2013

Summer 2013: Controlling Claimant Costs Through the New EL / PL Portal - Sarah Page Croft

 

Controlling Claimant Costs through the new EL/PL Portal – Sarah Page-Croft

In response to its consultation on Solving Disputes in the County Court, the Government committed to extend the current Road Traffic Accident (RTA) Personal Injury scheme vertically, by including claims up to a value of £25,000.00, and horizontally, by including Employers Liability (EL) and Public Liability (PL) claims up to a value of £25,000.00 (on a full liability basis including pecuniary losses but excluding interest)…

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Controlling Costs Post-Jackson – Professor Dominic Reagan

Things have changed and times are different. There is to be greater scrutiny of costs than ever before. Oddly, a series of recent cases identify avoidable errors. Equally, if you are the paying party then these represent useful arguments to throw at the other side…

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It’s Time to Fight Back – Christopher McCauley

With a Civil costs war looming, I must question why we have overhauled the litigation funding landscape when Lord Justice Jackson’s own report states that only 10% of claims were disproportionate (the remedy ironically seems disproportionate to the problem)…

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Costs in the Court of Protection – Peter Jones

At R Costinsg, our drafting team, consisting of Costs Lawyers and Law Costs Draftsmen, specialise in drafting detailed Bills of Costs. One of the areas we specialise in is costs in the Court of Protection. Costs Lawyers can help the Court of Protection Deputies manage their General Management costs by advising on the costs which are recoverable, whilst recognising the often sensitive nature of these cases…

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ABI Statement – Christopher McCauley

I recently read  a quote from Mr Dalton of the ABI, on the litigation futures website that stated ‘it is time we had an open and honest debate about whether a minor low speed shunt in a supermarket car park resulting in a sore neck for a couple of days justifies thousands of punds in compensation. But it needs to be a grown up debate; with evidence rather than emotion. Whatever the outcome, insurers will provide the agreed level of compensation to Claimants and build that into car insurance premiums’…

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