Re P (Discharge of Party: Costs of Appeal)

Re P (Discharge of Party: Costs of Appeal)

Summary In Re P (Discharge of Party: Costs of Appeal) [2021] EWCA Civ 992, the Court of Appeal was asked to consider an application for costs following the appellant’s successful… Read more »

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In this case, the court had to decide what costs a litigant in person is entitled to in the Court of Protection. The first point that was argued was made… Read more »

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Re JB (Costs)

In this case, the Court of Protection had been asked to take aggressive steps in terms of service provision.   In Re JB, the local authority applicant in question had gone… Read more »

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PLK & Ors (Court of Protection: Costs)

Summary In an important decision, the Senior Court Costs Office has looked at the method of assessment of the hourly rates claimed by Deputies and, in particular, at whether those… Read more »

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Penntrust Ltd v West Berkshire District Council & Anor

Summary Senior Judge Hilder has returned to the vexed question of Practice Direction 19B and fixed costs in the Court of Protection.  In its current iteration, PD19B provides that “where the… Read more »

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Re ND (Court of Protection: Costs and Declarations)

Summary In this case, the Court of Protection has alighted upon procedural failings by a local authority to ground the making of declarations as to failures of that authority to… Read more »

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BP v LB Harrow

Summary[1] This was a s.21A MCA 2005 application made on behalf of “P” who objected to being in a care home. He wanted to return to the family home, where… Read more »

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LB Hounslow v A Father and A Mother

Summary The sound of toys leaving the judicial pram at high speed can be heard when reading the judgment in this decision on costs from DJ Eldergill, arising out of… Read more »

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London Borough of Harrow v AT & DT

Summary This judgment was handed down on 14 May 2018, but only appeared on Bailii some months thereafter.   They relate to proceedings were issued to seek court authorisation of the… Read more »

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TH v JH & Ors

Summary This was an application by the holder of an EPA for retrospective approval of gifts and payments for voluntary care. P at the time of the application was 95… Read more »

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