Previous Blogs

New Jackson Report - Part 3 Analysis - 17/08/17

New Jackson Report - Part 2 Analysis - 03/08/2017

New Jackson Report - Part 1 Analysis - 01/08/2017

Fixed Fees in holiday sickness claims - 26/07/17

Right Intentions or Wrong Actions? - 19/07/17

Meaning of Exceptional - 13/07/17

Court Refusal on IPEC - 05/07/2017

Confusing Clarity with Clarified Confusion - 28/06/17

Thomas Cook: Fraudulent Claims - 21/06/17

Court Fee Remissions - 07/06/17

Findcharm Limited - 24/05/17

Interim Payments on Account - Show me the money! - 10/05/17

Mediation – The necessity of “attempting” to progress - 26/04/17

There's No Love or Affection - 19/04/17

Fixed Recoverable Costs - Unfair and Wrong? - 12/05/17

Solicitors Act 1974 - 05/04/17

Agreeing & Approving Budgets - 29/03/17

Proportionality - To include or not to include? - 22/03/17

Briggs –v- First Choice: High Court reverses decision on ABTA Mediation - 15/03/17

Through the Looking Glass - Part 2 - 08/03/17

High Court backs Budgeting Regime - 01/03/17

Through the Looking Glass - Part 1 - 22/02/17

Clinical Negligence & Fixed Costs - 08/02/2017

Tax Evasion - 01/02/2017

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning - 25/01/16

A Lesson in Principles - 18/01/2017

Allocation trumps settlement amount - 11/01/2017

Proportionality - Opening a can of worms - 04/01/2017

The Year in Review - 22/12/16

The 2% of Costs Management - 07/12/16

Comment on the Unfettered - 30/11/16

Attention Paid to Legal Aid - 23/11/16

The Cost of Christmas - 16/11/16

Brexit and IT - 09/11/16

Hey Big Spender! - 26/10/16

Social Media and Anti-Social Media - 19/10/16

This is No Longer Optional - 12/10/16

Out with the Old - 06/10/16

Costs Management & Litigants in Person - 21/09/16

Professional Deputy Costs - 14/09/16

Flying in the face - 08/09/16

Trust Issues - 30/08/16

Penny Doesn't Drop, as Court Fees Rise (Again!) - 04/08/2016

Jamadar and the Giant Breach - 22/07/2016

The Burgeoning Benefits - 13/07/2016

Purrunsing v A'Court & Co & House Owners Conveyancers Ltd - 06/07/2016

Brexit - 29/06/16

Key Performance Indicators - 22/06/16

Wherever Law End, Tyranny Begins - 15/06/16

They're late, they're late... for a very important date - 01/06/2016

When is it appropriate to ‘amend’ a Budget? - 25/05/2016

Denise Jones v Spire Healthcare Ltd - CFA Is Successfully Assigned - 12/05/16

A Solicitor Can Be Trusted - 11/05/16

Is a Tram a Motor Vehicle? - 04/05/16

Money Laundering Reforms - 27/04/2016

Relief from Sanctions Allowed on Appeal - Murray v BAE Systems PLC - 20/04/2016

Guideline hourly rates and their relationship with detailed assessment - 07/04/2016

Ignore 'unless' Orders at your Peril - 31/03/16

To Enforce or Not to Enforce... That is the Question. - 23/03/16

Costs Management and Budgeting – Rule & Practice Direction Update - 09/03/2016

Is There Now a Way out of the Fixed Costs Straitjacket? - 02/03/2016

Axelrod v University Hospital of Leicester NHS Trust - 26/02/2016

BP v Cardiff & Vale University Local Health Board - 17/02/2016

Lord Justice Jackson's Latest Proposals - 10/02/2016

Court Fees Rise - 03/02/2016

Prima Facie Costs - 10/07/2015

Summarily Assessing Orders - 15/06/2015

Indemnity Costs - 02/06/2015

Jarrett v Tesco - 21/05/2015

Court of Appeal - 01/5/2015

"High Court confirms NIHL is a Disease" - 19/03/2015

Test of Proportionality - 27/02/2015

Indemnity Costs - 20/02/2015

Lessons from Cox v Woodlands Manor - 3/02/2015

Appealing the Assessment of a Budget? - 28/01/2015

There and Back Again: A Mitchell Tale - an (un)expected journey? - 4/11/2014

Cooked on Costs: Interim Payments on Accounts of Costs - 14/10/2014

Calderbank v Part 36: An Unhappy Marriage? - 6/10/2014

Please, Sir, I want some more! - 9/09/2014

The Right to Reply - 4/09/2014

Zeus - 22/07/2014

Move Over Mitchell...! - 7/07/2014

Common Sense Versus Common Law - 17/06/2014

Relief from Sanctions - 10/06/2014

Proportionality Begins at Home - 30/05/2014

What a Relief! - 20/05/2014

Phase & Confused - 19/05/2014

Relief from Sanctions: Clear as Mud? - 22/04/2014

Myths Debunked - 26/02/2014

The Cat is Out of the Bag - 25/02/2014

Disease - 24/02/2014

Budgeting - Thick and Fast - 17/02/2014

Crystal Balls & Direction Questionnaire - 3/02/2014

Relief! Relief I tell you... - 20/01/2014

Scary Yet Predictable - 17/01/2014

Budgeting Woes - 14/01/2014

Turkey's Were So Last Year - 8/01/2014

2014: What to Expect - 6/01/2014

Sometimes Cheaper is Better - 19/12/2013

The Indemnity Principal - 16/12/2013

Part 36 & Costs - 10/12/2013

Tis the Season to be Jolly - 3/12/2013

Mitchell Decision - 27/11/2013

Dum Dum Duuuuum... - 26/11/2013

All Bets are Off - 6/11/2013

Bad Weather & Case Law - 29/10/2013

Friday Fun - 25/10/2013

The Elephant in the Room - 22/10/2013

Amazing Statistics - 21/10/2013

DBAs and Third Party Funding - 18/10/2013

Spinal Injuries Association Autumn Drinks - 16/10/2013

A Tale of Two Files - 11/10/2013

The Topsy Turvy World of Costs - 7/10/2013

Weird and Not Wonderful - 4/10/2013

Assignment of CFAs - 3/10/2013

Andrew Mitchell MP Appeal - 2/10/2013

Hourly Rates & Default Costs Certificates (Part 2)  - 30/09/2013

Seminars & Events - 24/09/2013 

Hourly Rates - 20/09/2013

The Last Thursday Club - 19/09/2013

All Bark and No Bite - 17/09/2013

Late Summer Sun - 16/09/2013

Discounted DBA's - 5/09/2013

Interesting Budgeting Hearings So Far... - 2/09/2013

Relief From Sanctions - 30/08/2013

October Amendment to CPR - 28/08/2013

The Kitchen Sink - 21/08/2013

Consistency - 16/08/2013

Don't Panic - 14/08/2013

Proportionality - 12/08/2013

CMCs - 9/08/2013 

"Plebgate" - 8/08/2013

Hourly Rates - 7/08/2013

Abbreviations/Acronyms Explained (Part 2) - 31/07/2013

Abbreviations/Acronyms Explained - 30 J2013 

Three Important Issues - 26/07/2013

Sanctions Roulette - 24/10/2013