Category Costs,

REMOTE ASSESSMENTS: HOW ALEXANDER GRAHAM BELL IS HELPING SOLVE THE BOTTLENECK ON SOLICITOR’S COSTS

  When Alexander Graham Bell patented the first telephone on 7 March, 1876, one doubts that he anticipated that, nearly 150 years later, lawyers in England would resort to it in order to conduct multi-day litigation over the costs of a claim brought against the state.  Paul Hughes describes his experience of a recent two […]

DETAILED ASSESSMENT BY TELEPHONE: IT CAN WORK: A SUCCESSFUL HEARING EXPLAINED

Detailed assessments are continuing to be heard. Andrew McGee describes a successful hearing yesterday where the assessment was done by telephone. A ONE DAY LONG ASSESSMENT As is becoming more acceptable during this time of unprecedented upheaval, yesterday I undertook a detailed assessment by telephone, and I thought others might benefit from my sharing my […]

ANDREW HOGAN JOINS CHAMBERS TODAY: “COSTS BARRISTER” ARRIVES

Andrew Hogan has joined Kings Chambers today.   Andrew is a well known costs barrister  one of the foremost commentators on costs and litigation funding in his blog Costs Barrister. THE NEWS ON CHAMBERS’ WEBSITE You can read further about Andrew, and find details of his practice and clerking team here. ANDREW’S WELCOME TO CHAMBERS […]

HOW TO MAKE REMOTE DETAILED ASSESSMENTS WORK: TWO SUCCESSFUL HEARINGS EXPLAINED

Kevin Latham details his experience of two recent successful detailed assessments and provides hints as to ensure that these run smoothly.     Yesterday I attended my second costs hearing via remote video means and thought it would be helpful to share one or two things: in part to assist others undertaking such hearings, and […]

GUIDANCE ON THE CONDUCT OF REMOTE COST HEARINGS

Kevin Latham writes on the latest guidance for the conduct of remote cost hearings. DETAILED ASSESSMENTS Detailed assessment proceedings are often not thought of as critical work. That is often fair, however, the reality is that the legal profession rely heavily on them. After the ‘lockdown’ was imposed in the UK on 23 March 2020, […]