Circuit Judge sets out one vision for proportionality test

The infamous case of May v Wavell Group Limited finds itself in the headlines once again following an appeal against Master Rowley’s first instance approach to proportionality. In hearing the appeal, HHJ Dight sitting with Master Whalan as assessor, found that the proportionality test had been misapplied by Master Rowley and assessed costs in the … Continue reading Circuit Judge sets out one vision for proportionality test

New proportionality test applied..

Where the costs of a clinical negligence case, which settled pre-issue for £3,500, were 10 times the level of damages (£32,329.12) they were reduced on a provisional assessment to £9,879.34 to reflect what the Costs Judge considered to be a reasonable and proportionate amount in all the circumstances. In Hobbs v Guy’s And St Thomas’ … Continue reading New proportionality test applied..