- March 19, 2020
Anthony v Collins and the need to get the retainer right
Until the indemnity principle disappears, there will always be the need to make sure that the retainer between solicitor and client is clear. This was again highlighted in the recent judgment of Deputy Master Friston in Anthony v Collins.
- July 11, 2019
Knight and another v Knight and others: Part 36 offer imposing costs conditions invalid
A Part 36 offer (pre-issue) which imposes a condition as to costs is not a valid offer, HHJ Matthews (sitting as a High Court judge) held in Knight and another v Knight and others.
- January 18, 2019
Bad behaviour not good grounds to stay costs order: Raja v Van Hoogstraten and others
The High Court’s decision in Raja v Hoogstraten and others, and in particular the claimant’s application to set aside a previous costs order made in favour of the defendants pursuant to CPR 40.8A, highlights the circumstances and grounds required to set aside an order under CPR 40.8A, yet fails to provide real clarity for the profession.