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

Costs Cases

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 »

CategoryDiscretion generally Date

R (Ames) v Lord Chancellor and Annette Henry QC and David Muller (Interested Parties) [2018] EWHC 2250 (Admin)

Summary: In a Very High Cost (Crime) Case (VHCC), the decision of the LAA to offer the fees stated in its final offer was amenable to judicial review.  The decision… Read more »

CategoryCentral funds Date

Chernukhin (1) Navigator Equities Limited (2) Cargin (3) v Danilina [2018] EWCA Civ 1802

Summary: Once it has been established that there are substantial obstacles sufficient to create a real risk of non-enforcement of a Claimant resident in a non-convention state, the starting point… Read more »

CategorySecurity for Costs Date

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 »

CategoryDiscretion generally Date

Travellers Insurance Co. Ltd v XYZ [2018] EWCA Civ 1099

Summary: When deciding whether or not to make a non-party costs order, the Court has a broad discretion, although it will only do so where the cases is exceptional. Case… Read more »

CategoryCosts against non-parties Date

The Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis v Brown. Chief Constable of Greater Manchester v Brown [2018] EWHC 2046 (Admin)

Summary: Although in parts obiter dicta, the Court of Appeal stated that a Defendant can enforce an order for costs against damages awarded to a Claimant against a different Defendant…. Read more »

CategoryQOCS Date

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 »

CategoryCosts against non-parties, Discretion generally Date

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 »

CategoryDetailed assessment, Litigants in person Date

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 »

CategoryBudgets Date

Molodi v Cambridge Vibration Maintenance Service [2018] EWHC 1288 (QB)

Summary: County Court judges should approach whiplash claims with a degree of caution, if not suspicion. Where Claimants have lied or been so inconsistent as to be unreliable, the Court… Read more »

CategoryQOCS Date


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