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Supreme Court. Newspaper Article 10 challenge to the payment of Additional Liabilities. Simon Browne QC appeared for 23 separate Respondents in a three day challenge in the Supreme Court by the Appellant Newspaper (The Mirror) to pay success fees and after the event insurance premiums to successful litigants in publication cases, namely the phone hacking [...]

2017-10-05T10:02:05+00:00 February 3rd, 2017|News|0 Comments

Retainer to Recovery A Journey through Modern Litigation

Simon Browne QC Chaired this Conference which brought together a variety of experts from the costs industry. They explored the modern day costs issues in this fast developing field.  The conference format was deliberately structured to inform and excite debate with a series of topical presentations. In addition to barristers from TGC there was a [...]

2017-10-05T10:00:28+00:00 February 3rd, 2017|News|0 Comments

Temple Garden Chambers to open chambers in The Hague

Temple Garden Chambers are delighted to announce that on 11 February 2016 we will be opening Chambers in The Hague. The new premises will be situated at 14 Molenstraat in the centre of The Hague. To launch the new chambers, TGC are co-hosting a lecture and reception with the British Embassy in The Hague at [...]

2016-02-16T09:27:47+00:00 February 16th, 2016|News|0 Comments

An Occasional Look at Recent Costs Cases in Litigation

Lord Chief Justice’s Report 2015 Control over the costs of civil litigation continued to be of the greatest importance. The Jackson review reforms have now bedded down. It appears that there is an improvement in costs management by judges and in costs behaviour by parties. There was sustained emphasis on the need for proportionality between [...]

2017-10-05T09:53:42+00:00 February 3rd, 2016|News|0 Comments

Yentob v MGN Ltd 2015 EWCA Civ 1292

The lead judgement was given by Lady Justice Arden, and respectively affirmed by, Lady Justice Rafferty and Lord Justice Kitchin. The Court of Appeal has upheld the decision of Mr Justice Mann, and reiterated that the judge applied the correct test in reaching his decision by taking in to account the relevant considerations, and therefore, [...]

2016-02-03T11:05:37+00:00 February 3rd, 2016|News|0 Comments

Summary of CIVIG Costs Management Judgment

  The following post is a summary of the Construction Industry Vetting Information Group Litigation (‘CIVIG’) Judgement in costs budgeting of the Honourable Mr Justice Supperstone [Neutral Citation Number [2015] EWHC 3543 (QB)] It is of note that the value and detail of the costs involved required Supperstone J. to sit with Master Leslie (the [...]

2017-10-05T09:51:51+00:00 December 9th, 2015|News|Comments Off on Summary of CIVIG Costs Management Judgment

Mirror Mirror on the Wall – What Has Been the Cost of it All?

  Simon Browne QC examines the breakthrough judgment in damages in the “phone hacking” claims against the Daily Mirror and Sunday Mirror Newspapers.   1.     The general nature of the claims made and the generic evidential case a.     The claimants made claims which fell into three main categories - i.     wrongfully listening to private or confidential [...]

2015-11-11T02:41:55+00:00 November 11th, 2015|News|0 Comments

Autumn 2015 Stewarts Law LLP Seminar Costs Law Update

  Denton v TH White Ltd [2014] EWCA Civ 906 (Lord Dyson MR, Jackson LJ, Vos LJ) - Relief from Sanctions   In three conjoined appeals in which one or other party had sought relief from sanctions arising pursuant to CPR r.3.9, the court was required to determine the correct approach to the rule and [...]

2015-10-22T09:18:45+00:00 October 22nd, 2015|News|0 Comments

The Role of ADR in Costs

“(ADR, particularly mediation) has a vital role to play in reducing the costs of civil disputes, by fomenting the early settlement of cases. ADR is, however, under-used. Its potential benefits are not as widely known as they should be”. Review of Civil Litigation Costs: Final Report 2010 (the “Jackson Report”) There are changing perspectives on ADR in the [...]

2017-10-05T09:50:00+00:00 October 3rd, 2015|News|0 Comments

The Role of ADR in Costs UPDATE – Early Neutral Evaluation (‘ENE’)

With effect from 1 October 2015 the court’s case and costs management powers under Part 3 of the CPR have been amended to include Early Neutral Evaluation. The new r3.1 provision is in bold below: “(2) Except where these Rules provide otherwise, the court may – (m) take any other step or make any other [...]

2015-09-13T08:55:11+00:00 September 13th, 2015|News|0 Comments
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