For those of you with nothing better to do on New Year’s Eve than read the Legal Costs Blog (this post was written in advance and published automatically) spare a thought for the Master of the Rolls who was due to receive an advance copy of Lord Justice Jackson’s final report on his Review of […]
The lobbying in advance of Lord Justice Jackson’s final report on his Review of Civil Litigation Costs continued to the last moment with The Times (see link) reporting on excessive legal costs in clinical negligence matters. No doubt all true, but it didn’t seem to add much to a similar article from The Times headed
Those involved in the world of legal costs will be dreading VAT reverting to 17.5% in 2010 and the difficulties this will cause in relation to bill drafting. On the subject of VAT, another video from Colin Berry, this time about solicitors’ bills and VAT: (If you receive the Legal Costs Blog via email you
Anyone looking for a new job for next year might want to consider one of two posts being advertised for costs judges in the Senior Courts Costs Office (salary £102,921 plus £4,000 London allowance). You’ll have to be quick though as the closing date is 7 January 2010. Click image to enlarge:
Under the old Conditional Fee Agreement Regulations 2000 a solicitor had a duty, before entering into a CFA, to inform the client “whether the legal representative considers that the client’s risk of incurring liability for costs in respect of the proceedings to which agreement relates is insured against under an existing contract of insurance” (Regulation 4(2)(c)).
I wouldn’t usually post something giving tips on how lawyers can increase the legal costs they can recover but I thought I would make an exception in this case. (If you receive the Legal Costs Blog via email you made need to adjust your security settings to view the video.) Is it just me or
I recently received a telephone message asking if my firm did pro bono work. (The answer is “no”, by the way.) But this did cause me to pause for thought as it coincided with a report in the Law Society Gazette that: “The value of pro bono work done annually by lawyers has soared to
As the tension mounts as to what might be going through the mind of Lord Justice Jackson as he prepares his final report on his civil costs review, might he be influenced by the litigation landscape north of the boarder? The recently published Report of the Scottish Civil Courts Review states that the majority of
The Law Gazette has reported the case of a Norfolk solicitor who charged clients based on the weight of their files, “by weighing the files in his hand”, and was struck off after a hearing before the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal. You mean there’s another way to cost a file?