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More work needed on points of dispute..

Having not yet seen the full Judgment in Kjerrulf Ainsworth v Stewarts Law LLP - Ch D - Judge Klein - 26/02/2019, one might wonder if this matter would have been decided differently if it had concerned an assessment between the parties on the Standard Basis, as opposed to a Solicitor's Act assessment where the … Continue reading More work needed on points of dispute..

SRA Transparency Rules

The SRA Transparency Rules came into effect on 6th December 2018, which the SRA says are aimed at improving competition in the legal market but are also to¬†ensure that "members of the public and small businesses have the information they need about firms, the services they offer, the prices they charge and the protections they … Continue reading SRA Transparency Rules

Court of Appeal rejects attempt to inject Part 36 into Upper Tribunal Rules

Mann and Ors v Transport for London [2018] EWCA Civ 1520. Lord Justice Lindblom on appeal from the Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber): "The Tribunal's discretion as to costs is a deliberately broad discretion, exercisable in a wide variety of proceedings. The Rules do not contain provisions corresponding to those in the self-contained procedure in CPR … Continue reading Court of Appeal rejects attempt to inject Part 36 into Upper Tribunal Rules

The difference a bit of notice could make…

The court's discretion to make a non-party costs order ("NPCO") against a director of a defendant company was considered by the Court of Appeal in Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC and Another v WPMC Limited (In Liquidation) and Another and David Bailey [2018] EWCA Civ 2005. The director (Mr Bailey) had taken control of WPMC Ltd … Continue reading The difference a bit of notice could make…