Archive for February 2012

  • 24/02/2012

    Dockerill & Healey –v- Tullett; Macefield –v- Bakos; Tubridy –v- Sarwar [2012] EWCA Civ 184

    In Dockerill and Macefield, the District Judges found that infant approval proceedings issued under Part 8 were multi track proceedings under CPR 8.9(c) to which small claims costs could not apply. They therefore awarded predictive costs under CPR 45II. In both cases, the Court of Appeal found that “claim” meant […]

  • 20/02/2012

    Jackson Reforms

    No news bulletin on the subject of costs would be complete without mention of the Lord Justice Jackson’s proposed reforms. Legal Futures reports that the Prime Minister has announced the extension of the RTA portal scheme to cases up to £25,000 as well as to further, as yet unspecified, areas […]

  • 16/02/2012

    Simcoe -v- Jacuzzi UK Group PLC [2012] EWCA Civ 137

    C had been represented by Irwin Mitchell under the terms of a conditional fee agreement in an action for damages arising from industrial disease. Damages and costs were agreed. The only issue was whether interest on costs was payable from the date on which the order was made, the incipitur […]

  • 06/02/2012

    Fladgate LLP –v- Lee Harrison [2012] EWHC 67 (QB)

    D, the managing director of Ypres Rose Developments Limited (‘YRD’), instructed C to act in re-structuring the company which involved a transfer of shares and debt. C sent two client care letters to D, neither of which D signed. C rendered invoices totalling £63,332.06 which D disputed on the grounds […]

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