Robinson v EMW Law LLP [2018] EWHC 1751 (Ch.)

Robinson v EMW Law LLP [2018] EWHC 1751 (Ch.)


Summary: A non-retrospective agreement on fees did not mean that there had been agreement to do the pre-dating work for free. Further, where a claimant is a solicitor who has… Read more »

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Red & White Services Limited v Phil Anslow Limited and anor [2018] EWHC 1699 (Ch.)


Costs Management and Costs Budgets – Rule 3.12ff Summary: Where the Court found that the claimants’ budgets were disproportionate and the defendant’s budget was too low, the Judge imposed his… Read more »

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Malone v Birmingham Community NHS Trust [2018] EWCA Civ 1376


Summary: In circumstances where it had been entered into pre-issue, when the identity of the defendants was unclear, the fact that a CFA referred to the wrong defendant did not… Read more »

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JXA (by his litigation friend VLA) v Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust [2018] EWHC 1747 (QB)


Summary: In assessing whether legal costs are reasonably incurred, the approach is to consider whether the successful party has acted reasonably in employing their solicitors, and whether the costs are… Read more »

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JSC BTA Bank v Ablyazov [2018] EWHC 1368 (Comm)


Summary: An application for full disclosure in relation to funding arrangements was granted when there was a properly arguable case that that party’s legal expenses were being paid from frozen… Read more »

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Hislop v Perde: Kaur v Committee (for the time being) of Ramgarhia Board Leicester [2018] EWCA Civ 1726


Summary: In fixed costs cases, rule 36.13 does not apply where a Part 36 offer is accepted late. Longer text: It is not possible for a Claimant whose offer has… Read more »

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Gempride Limited v Bamrah (1) Lawlords of London Limited (2) [2018] EWCA Civ 1367


Summary: Solicitors remain responsible for those to whom they sub-contract, especially where the sub-contractor is not a legal representative and as such owes no duty to the Court. Longer text:… Read more »

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Gardiner & Theobald LLP v Jackson [2018] UKUT 253 (LC)


Summary: It would be rare for a Court to consent to an expert witness being instructed under a CFA and wholly unacceptable for an expert witnesses not to declare the… Read more »

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FPH Law (a Firm) v Brown (t/a Integrum Law) [2018] EWCA Civ 1629, [2018] 4 Costs LR 823


Summary: The invalidity of a CFA entered into with a former client did not prevent a firm from attempting to seek damages for loss of chance to recover their costs,… Read more »

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Blue Bio Pharmaceuticals Ltd & Anor v DLA Piper UK Ltd & Ors [2018] EWHC 2167 (QB)


Summary: For the purposes of a CFA, a claimant has ‘won’ when any head of relief claimed in the claim form is awarded, whether that is at first instance or… Read more »

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