Archive for March 2016

  • 21/03/2016

    Switch from Public Funding to CFA

    AH v Lewisham Hospital NHS Trust [2016] EWHC B3 (Costs) (12 January 2016) Ramos v Oxford University NHS Trust [2016] EWHC B4 (Costs) (02 February 2016) Yesil v Doncaster & Bassetlaw Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust These 3 cases were all clinical negligence matters where the claims were initially legally aided. […]

  • 18/03/2016

    Brown v Haven Insurance Co. Ltd. (unreported), 7 January 2016, (Leeds County Court)

    This concerned a case where the Claimant’s solicitors were ordered to pay the wasted costs associated with an incorrect claim for physiotherapy charges. The Claimant was involved in a road traffic accident on 19th August 2014. He instructed solicitors to pursue a claim for personal injuries. The claim was issued […]

  • 08/03/2016

    Summers v Bundy [2016] EWCA Civ 126 (11 February 2016)

    On assessing damages in a clinical negligence claim where the Claimant had been legally aided throughout, a Circuit Court Judge refused to apply the Simmons v Castle uplift of 10% in damages citing that ‘on balance I am not persuaded to exercise my discretion in favour of that increase’. The […]

  • 04/03/2016

    Recommendations for improving your costs recovery in Court of Protection bills

    Paramount Legal Costs are committed to assisting our many clients in maximising the recovery of their costs with the aim of increasing their profitability. You can assist us in that regard by following some if not all of the following recommendations: Hourly rates in the case of Louise Smith & […]

  • 04/03/2016

    Costs Estimates for Deputyship General Management Work

    Costs Estimates for Deputyship General Management Work were introduced on 01 March 2016. This means that all professional Deputies with court orders that allow them to charge will have to provide an estimate of expected costs for the year when they submit their Annual Report (OPG102) to the OPG. The […]

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