Riordan v Moon Beevor Solicitors [2018] EWHC 1452 (QB)

Riordan v Moon Beevor Solicitors [2018] EWHC 1452 (QB)

Summary: The court maintains a jurisdiction to intervene in the implementation of a consent order, even where there has been no material change of circumstances. Longer text: The Court has… Read more »

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Welsh v Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust [2018] EWHC 2491 (QB)

Summary: A Claimant who recovered damages for clinical negligence, was only entitled to 85% of their costs, where they had pursued a point which was no properly arguable to trial,… Read more »

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Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC v WPMC Ltd (In Liquidation), [2018] EWCA Civ 2005

Summary: The failure of a claimant to warn the director a defendant company that a non-party cost order would be sought against him personally, until a year after judgment, was… Read more »

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McDermott v Inhealth Limited [2018] EWHC 1835 (QB)

Summary: The Court of Appeal explained and summarised the four primary considerations for the making of a Bullock Order, namely, (1) the reasonableness of pursuing multiple defendants (2) whether the… Read more »

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Holmes v West London Mental Health Trust [2018] 6 WLUK 646, [2018] 4 Costs L.R. 763

Late Acceptance – Rule 36.13 Summary: A Defendant Health Trust in a clinical negligence claim was ordered to pay costs on the indemnity basis from the end of the relevant… 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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Hertel v Saunders [2018] EWCA Civ 1831

Summary: Part 36 costs consequences did not apply to an offer that was related to an additional claim which had only been intimated and set out in draft Amended Particulars… Read more »

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Harrap v Brighton & Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust [2018] EWHC 1063 (QB)

Summary: New factual evidence emerged mid-trial, during the cross examination of a witness for the Defendant which was fatally damaging to the Claimant’s case, to the extent that the Claimant… Read more »

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Ashany and anor v ECO-BAT Technologies Limited [2018] EWCA Civ 1066

Summary A party that indicated its intention to discontinue, but did not serve a notice of discontinuance until 10 days later, was liable to pay the other side’s costs until… Read more »

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BAE Systems Pension Funds Trustees Limited v Bowmer & Kirkland Limited [2018] EWHC 1222 (TCC)

Summary: A Claimant who sued two Defendants and the discontinued against the second, was liable for the second defendant’s costs.  There was no good reason to depart from the normal… Read more »

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