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By Steve Innes, Shail Patel, Pippa Manby, Ben Smiley
Four members of 4 New Square's costs team set themselves a challenge to come up with a calendar of key costs decisions in the last year. 1 case per month, 100 words max per case.
By Helen Evans
Check that you understand who is the right party to bring a claim.
By Steve Innes
The Judge therefore held that there was no breach of CPR 3.13, and would in any event have granted relief from sanctions.
By Helen Evans
"The more warped the defendant's standards of honesty are, the less likely it is that he will be convicted of dishonest behaviour…….." This, according to the Supreme Court in yesterday's judgment...
By Steve Innes
The name derives from a legal case called McKenzie v McKenzie [1970] 3 WLR 472.
By Steve Innes
This feels like an appropriate time to reflect on my experiences arguing dozens of these applications in a range of different courts.
By Shail Patel
In Stevensdrake v Stephen Hunt [2017] EWCA Civ 1173 (31 July 2017) the Court of Appeal considered the application of contractual principles to a Conditional Fee Agreement ("CFA")...
By Helen Evans
With standstill agreements back in the legal news following judgment being handed down in the Muduroglu matter ([2017] EWHC 29 (Ch)), below I have set out five frequently encountered problems...
By Helen Evans
The liability of trustees in bankruptcy to bankrupts is a curiously under-developed area of law.