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  • 19/05/2016

    Paper and CCMS Legal Aid – The Differences

    When applying for and claiming costs under a Legal Aid Certificate, there are a number of differences between paper and CCMS claims which are worth noting. Legal Aid Certificate – Amendments & Cost Limitation The first most obvious difference is the format of the Legal Aid Certificate.  On a paper […]

  • 06/04/2016

    CPR Update

    I am sure you have seen the recent updates to the CPR that are due to be implemented from today, 6 April 2016, but I just wanted to highlight them from a costs drafting point of view.  The main developments involve costs Budgets and the associated work, including an updated […]

  • 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 […]

  • 24/02/2016

    2015 Legal Aid Recap

    CCMS For those working in Legal Aid at Paramount Legal Costs, 2015 became the year that centered around one main thing, the LAA’s Client and Cost Management System (CCMS).  From the moment we were informed of the date the use of CCMS would become mandatory (and long before this) we […]

  • 19/01/2016

    CCMS – The Countdown Begins

    As we are all well aware by now the LAA’s Client and Cost Management System (CCMS) becomes mandatory for Special Children Act cases from 01 February 2016 and mandatory for all cases from 01 April 2016.  There are a number of guidance sheets available from the LAA, however due to […]

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