Costs & Litigation Funding Articles

Revision and variation of costs budgets on account of significant developments: Consequences of failing to obtain the court’s approval

Revision and variation of costs budgets on account of significant developments: Consequences of failing to obtain the court’s approval

Date: 2 May, 2022
In the first of a series of articles based on cases in which he has been instructed, Oliver Moore discusses a party’s failure to obtain the Court’s approval of revisions to its costs budget following a significant development.

Overspending budgeted costs – the importance of keeping clients informed

Overspending budgeted costs – the importance of keeping clients informed

Date: 26 Apr, 2022
The recent case of ST v ZY [2022] EWHC B6 (Costs) highlights the importance of solicitors keeping their clients properly and fully informed when it comes to exceeding budgeted costs. This article by Sophie Walmsley will consider the key features of the judgment.

Hunt v Annolight Ltd and Ors [2021] EWCA Civ 1663

Hunt v Annolight Ltd and Ors [2021] EWCA Civ 1663

Date: 30 Mar, 2022
By judgment handed down 10th November 2021, the Court of Appeal unanimously overturned a decision to allow cross-examination of a solicitor facing a wasted costs order against his firm but held that such a step would be warranted in exceptional circumstances.

Suzanne Staunton - Precedent H does not set the precedent for costs

Suzanne Staunton - Precedent H does not set the precedent for costs

Date: 19 Jan, 2017
Within this article, recently featured in the latest Paragon Cost Solutions newsletter, Suzanne Staunton considers - Precedent H does not set the precedent for costs.