High Court further decides on new test of Proportionality

The reader is referred to the preceding paper on MGN Wave 1 proportionality. The parties were able to agree the reasonable individual base costs of 64 out of the 65 Wave 2 Claimants, the exception being Mr Jackson Scott, whose costs had previously been sent for detailed assessment before the Senior Costs Judge. They were [...]

2018-09-12T17:24:22+00:00 August 7th, 2018|News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

High Court gives guidance on the new test of Proportionality

Summary The parties were able to agree the reasonable base costs, and reasonable and proportionate common costs of every Claimant in the Wave 1 litigation. They were also able to agree the proportionate costs of all but 10 Claimants in the Wave 1 litigation. In his judgment dated 1 June 2018 the Senior Costs Judge [...]

2018-09-12T17:24:22+00:00 August 7th, 2018|News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

BNM -v- MGN Judgment, Court of Appeal Success for Claimant on the New Test of Proportionality.

Simon Browne QC and James Laughland, instructed by Atkins Thomson, have succeeded in persuading the Court of Appeal (the Master of the Rolls, with Longmore LJ and Irwin LJ) that the Senior Costs Judge was wrong to hold that the new test of proportionality applies to still recoverable additional liabilities. The Court of Appeal has [...]

2018-09-12T17:24:22+00:00 November 7th, 2017|News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

QOCS against multiple Defendants

Simon Browne QC successfully represented a QOCS-protected Claimant against an application to enforce an adverse costs order made by a Defendant against whom she had discontinued her claim, having been successful and received damages from the other Defendants. Background The Claimant (C) suffered an industrial injury and issued proceedings against three Defendants, each of whom [...]

2018-09-12T17:24:22+00:00 October 13th, 2017|News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Temple Garden Chambers Costs Newsletter

Welcome to the very first edition of TGC’s Costs Newsletter! Costs has been a huge part of our practice at TGC for as long as it has been recognised as a discrete area of law. Whilst the team has naturally changed and evolved over that time, it has retained phenomenal strength and depth from its [...]

2018-09-12T17:24:22+00:00 July 4th, 2017|News, Uncategorized|0 Comments
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