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Andrew Cousins reviews the recent High Court decision in Purser v Hibbs & Anr (2015) which raises two interesting issues following a discovery of dishonest exaggeration through the use of…Read more
The Professional Negligence Pre-Action Protocol (“Protocol”) has been revised and this article discusses the three main changes to the protocol which have prompted most debate. The purpose of the…Read more
DWF has announced that it has signed terms to merge with market leading niche insurance practice Watmores.Read more
Last week Lord Justice Jackson conducted a discussion in Leeds on how costs management is working in multi-track cases and what “tweaking” may be required to the costs management rules. The meeting…Read more
Gabriel Fay has recently succeeded in obtaining an order disapplying the rules on Qualified One Way Costs Shifting due to a finding of fundamental dishonesty at trial.Read more
There have been two recent appeal decisions in relation to costs management orders. In Redfern v Corby Borough Council (2014) and Havenga v Gateshead NHS Foundation Trust & Anor (2014) the…Read more
Two of the most common issues to arise at costs management hearings are the extent to which the court can and should consider hourly rates, and whether contingencies are justified, necessary or…Read more