Legal Cost Specialists

April 2013

Costs Officers

The new Practice Direction 3.1 to CPR 47.3 increases the powers of principal court officers (I believe I’m right in saying there is currently just one) from £75,000 including additional liabilities but excluding VAT to £110,000 base costs excluding VAT. By my reckoning that means once you add back in success fees, ATE premiums and

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Points of Dispute

Oh dear. I have been warning that costs practitioners did not appear to be ready for the post-Jackson reforms. I have so far received two set of Replies prepared after 1 April 2013, prepared by well known costs firms. Both contained detailed responses to the disputes raised as to hourly rates, detailed responses in relation

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