Archive for March 2008

  • 31/03/2008

    Holliday v E C Realisations Ltd [2008] EWHC 90103 (Costs)

    The matter concerned was a mesothelioma case which settled for £290,000 (including an interim payment of £40,000). Different hourly rates had been claimed by the Claimant’s solicitors at different periods. At detailed assessment, a Principal Costs Officer allowed composite rates which were higher than the figures suggested in the guideline […]

  • 20/03/2008

    New Costs Department for Family & Care Work

    Due to a high number of requests from both current clients & new firms, the company’s expansion continues and we have now opened a new costs department specialising in family & care work. We have also employed dedicated and experienced law costs draftsmen to work in the new department to […]

  • 20/03/2008

    Paramount Legal Costs awarded 1st Tier APIL Expert Status

    Following recommendations by clients who are members of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) we have recently been accredited by APIL as 1st Tier Costs Experts. We are proud to have achieved this status during our first year in business and we aim to maintain our position as top tier legal costs […]

  • 18/03/2008

    Reynolds v Stone Rowe Brewer [2008] EWHC 497 (QB)

    This was a matter where the Claimant instructed her solicitors (Stone Rowe Brewer) with regards to a building dispute. Early on in the claim, the solicitors informed the Claimant that costs to trial were likely to be in the region of £10,000 – £18,000 plus VAT. The solicitors invoiced the […]

  • 14/03/2008

    Tandara v Weightmans Solicitors [2008] EWHC 90101 (Costs)

    The issue in this matter was whether the Claimant could obtain a refund of payments made to the Defendant solicitors under a CFA which, because of non-compliance with the CFA Regulations which related to it, was unenforceable. The client was the Claimant in a personal injury action and had instructed […]


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