8 November, 2012
Filed UnderLegal Costs
Readers will no doubt have noticed that the inside front cover of the Second Edition of Mark Friston’s Civil Costs: Law and Practice has guideline rates for the last few years. Where rates were not published in any given year, they have been extrapolated from other years. This applies to 2004 and 2011. Unfortunately, the footnote for 2011 has been omitted and as such it looks like the rates are published rates when in fact they are extrapolated.
I understand the following erratum slip will be inserted in future copies:
The table inside the front cover should have the following footnote relating to the rates for 2011:
“These rates are extrapolated; in April 2011 the Master of the Rolls advised that 2010 rates should apply pending a review; that review has seemingly not taken place and as such it is arguable that extrapolated rates (i.e., those shown) should apply."