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February 2014 - News Archive

Mitchell v News Group Newspapers [2013] EWCA Civ 1537

In Mitchell the MP’s lawyers did not file their costs budget on time, which is seven days before the relevant hearing. The relevant rule (CPR 3.14) provides that unless the court otherwise orders, any party which fails to file a budget despite being required to do so will be treated as having filed a budget comprising only the applicable court fees. CPR 3.9 gives a party a chance to ask for…

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Knightly v Dailey and Ors Case No ONE 01566 (ATE Test Cases)

It was held recently, in Knightly v Dailey and Ors, that an opponent can no longer simply rely on the fact that, where a BTE insurance policy is discovered later on in proceedings, an ATE policy taken out for the same claim is automatically deemed unrecoverable. Until this ruling this has been a common feature in a large number of settlements. In future, for the defendant to successfully argue that…

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County Cost Consultants Launch First Ever Website

Liverpool-based legal costs firm County Cost Consultants has joined the digital age and launched its first ever website, complete with a new logo. The new site, which was designed and built by Wirral firm The Loft, shows off the business’s new branding and will help push the company forward into 2014 and beyond. Managing Director of County Cost Consultants, Alex Clapp, said “Our new website…

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