Legal Cost Specialists

29 January 2009

C v W

The recent Court of Appeal decision in C v W [2008] EWCA Civ 1459 was concerned with a CFA with a success fee that was entered into after liability had been admitted by the Defendant’s insurers. This judgment, in many respects, follows the earlier decision of Haines v Sarner [2005] EWHC 90009 (Costs), in which

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Claims Handling Law and Practice – Book Launch

GWS partner Simon Gibbs has contributed two chapters on legal costs to the recently published Claims Handling Law and Practice – A Practitioner’s Guide. Produced, and otherwise written, by leading defendant solicitors Kennedys, this practitioner’s desktop handbook is an invaluable tool for claims handlers. It covers all areas of general liability including motor claims, clinical

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Part 47.19 Trap

CPR 47.19 allows a party to make an offer to settle the costs of proceedings. The corresponding Costs Practice Direction states that, unless the offer states otherwise, the offer will be treated as being inclusive of the cost of preparation of the bill, interest and VAT. It might therefore be assumed that if a Part

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