Legal Cost Specialists

April 2011

Relief from sanctions

Lord Justice Jackson has decided that the recovery of success fees from defendants is wrong. The senior judiciary has agreed (see for example paragraph 39 of Sousa v London Borough of Waltham Forest [2011] EWCA Civ 194). The European Court of Human Rights has agreed (see MGN Limited v United Kingdom (Application No. 39401/04)). The

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A wet lettuce leaf

Dominic Regan, writing in the New Law Journal, on claimant lobbying over Jackson implementation : “All the lobbying and meetings behind closed doors has had as much impact as a blow from a wet lettuce leaf upon Mike Tyson.” Where did it all go wrong for the claimant lobby? One problem is that much of

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