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Specialist launches "revolutionary" online costs management tool

A “revolutionary” online tool aimed at enabling solicitors to comply with the requirements of costs management has been launched by a well-known costs lawyer. Omnia – the brainchild of Sue Nash of High Wycombe-based Litigation Costs Services – is a web-based software solution for the production of costs budgets which also enables solicitors to produce their own bills of costs and costs schedules.

November 9th, 2012 | Comments Off on Specialist launches "revolutionary" online costs management tool

Jackson reforms will spark rise in solicitor/own client disputes, costs specialists warn

The Jackson reforms will lead to a rise in the number of costs disputes between solicitors and their clients, as well as demand for help with costs management, specialist costs lawyers have predicted.

June 25th, 2012 | No Comments »

Neuberger: prepare for satellite litigation over proportionality

Satellite litigation may be necessary to work out the new rule on proportionality in costs, the Master of the Rolls has said, but it will be a “very small price to pay”. Lawyers were also warned that if they fail to submit a budget from next April, then it will by default comprise only court fees.

May 30th, 2012 | No Comments »

Actual – Budget = Catastrophe

Andy Ellis, the managing director of Practico and the costs lawyer who acted for the defendant News Group Newspapers in the Henry costs management case, highlights the key lessons from the ruling.

May 17th, 2012 | No Comments »

Senior Costs Judge disallows budget overrun in landmark costs management ruling

A social worker involved in the Baby P case faces a £300,000 shortfall in the costs she can recover over a successful libel claim against The Sun because there was no good reason to depart from the court-approved costs budget, the Senior Costs Judge has ruled.

May 17th, 2012 | No Comments »

Neuberger: cross-examination and disclosure next on reform agenda

An investigation into the benefits of cross-examination and disclosure could be next on the costs reform agenda, the Master of the Rolls has indicated. At the same time, an interim report into the national costs management pilot has found signs that it is producing benefits.

February 16th, 2012 | Comments Off on Neuberger: cross-examination and disclosure next on reform agenda