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  • 24/09/2015

    CPR Update

    The recent updates to the CPR come in to force from 1 October 2015 and the most significant from a costs drafting point of view, is the amendment to Part 47.6.  Here there is an addition at CPR 47.6(1)(c) which states that detailed assessment proceedings are commenced by the receiving […]

  • 03/06/2015

    The Costs Draftsman – An Essential Role

    In these times of ever changing cost rules and regulations, the role of Costs Draftsman has become increasingly important.  In Legal Aid matters, gone are the days when it was a simple choice of is this to be assessed by the Court or the LAA and a couple of options […]

  • 23/03/2015

    Change Is Good, Isn’t It?

    Starting from nothing in 2007 with only 2 staff and just a handful of files coming over our threshold for the first 6 months, the business has grown unbelievably. In the first 12 months we received just under 3% of the total number of files we have received to date. […]

  • 06/03/2015

    Changes To Part 36 And How It Will Affect You

                                              From 6 April 2015, changes to the current Part 36 rules will come into force, with important implications for lawyers and the legal profession.  Below is an outline of what the new Part 36 will look like and its effects on day-to-day practice. Counterclaims The […]

  • 10/02/2015

    2015 Legal Aid and 2014 Recap

    2015 brings in some major changes for Legal Aid Solicitors in the way that they apply for and bill under Legal Aid, due to the expansion of the LAA’s Client and Cost Management System (CCMS). Towards the end of 2014 he LAA announced that they had now invited all Legal […]

  • 17/01/2015

    Staff Profile – Julie Fitzpatrick

    Julie is a Costs Lawyer at Paramount Legal Costs with over 14 years’ experience in legal costs. Julie works in our private client department and specialises in Court of Protection matters. She has extensive experience in preparing both short form and detailed bills of costs for assessment, whether it be […]

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