The Speakers will cover all topical areas of costs;
- Getting the retainer right: what is “informed approval”?
- The court refused the application under PD3E 7.6 to increase the costs budget for “substantial developments”. Can the Costs Judge do so under CPR 3.18(b) if “good reason” is shown or is it res judicata?
- Does an indemnity basis costs order make any difference?
- The client says he is entitled to an “additional sum” of £75,000 because he beat his own Part 36 offer, which was made “exclusive of interest”. What should the firm do?
- The receiving party has beaten his own Part 36 costs offer. He is a defendant so the CPR 47.17(4) benefits do not apply. Correct?
- Conditional Fee Agreements: the firm wants out: how can the solicitor jettison the client and still be paid for the work which has been done?
- The Costs Judge has completed the detailed assessment and is looking at individual items under CPR 44.3(5) applying West. How can a proportionality assault on the “reasonable and necessary” costs, be repelled?
- Disaster: the budget has been served and filed late. The relief from sanctions lifelines.
- All things electronic in the courts. Is there any life left for paper based bills and supporting files?
- Fixed costs under CPR 45. The escape routes to obtain orders for “costs to be assessed if not agreed” explained
- Settling the case and/or costs orders at trial and/or discontinuance under CPR 38 : how not to do it (thereby losing the lot) or winning the case but having to pay the costs….Bullock and Jabang orders
- ADR, ENE and Mediation. Avoiding the Part 36 risks, proportionality and the electronic bill
- Crystal ball gaze. What is the future of costs in 2020/ 2021?
Once again, courtesy of Temple Garden Chambers, there will be a drinks reception to round off the day . This will be held in the stunning MCR Restaurant and Bar (pictured).