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Costs Management in Civil Litigation Conference

By on Nov 19, 2010 | 1 comment

On 23rd November 2010 Thirty Nine Essex Street Chambers, Ellis Grant and Feesability are hosting a conference on Costs Management in Civil Litigation (see download). Speakers include Lord Justice Jackson.

Unlike some commentators, I’m not convinced that costs management is going to be the saviour of the legal costs profession. However, it is likely to be a nice little money earner for a handful of individuals (in the same way costs capping orders were for a brief period).

This also ties in with Professor Dominic Regan delivering his, sadly confidential, report on the Birmingham Costs Management pilot to Sir Rupert earlier this week.

The future is almost upon us.

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  1. I tend to agree that costs management is not going to be the saviour of the legal costs profession.

    You don’t need a Costs Lawyer or even an experienced draftsman for costs management. What you need is a proper system of working and appropriate software. The idea that fee earners can’t do it themselves is nonesense. They seem to cope perfectly well with LSC high cost case plans usually without outside assistance.

    Fortunately, I may have been thrown a bone. As well as being a costs draftsman I also develop software. Maybe I should produce the ultimate time recording cost managing auto billing system and put everybody out of business.

    PS

    22nd November 2010

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