Costs & Funding following the Civil Justice Reforms: Questions & Answers, 5th ed
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Costs & Funding following the Civil Justice Reforms: Questions & Answers is a unique book. Produced in conjunction with Practical Law, this short and practical book tackles common practitioner questions on the effects of the 2013 Jackson reforms on costs and funding. It sets out to answer questions posed on topics ranging from funding of litigation, case and costs management and proportionality to settlement offers, QOCS and summary assessment. The fifth edition adds a significant number of new questions and answers; updates the existing questions and answers and revised commentary in light of new and ongoing case law and legislation in the fast-evolving costs and funding landscape post-Jackson.
Each chapter starts with introductory commentary covering relevant legislation, case law and Lord Justice Jackson’s Review of Civil Litigation Costs: Final Report followed by the questions and answers, sub-divided under topics.
New coverage for the fifth edition includes case law such as Reynolds v One Stop Stores Ltd (on proportionality), Yirenkyi v Ministry of Defence (on costs management), Cartwright v Venduct Engineering Ltd (on QOCS), Barton v Wright Hassall LLP (on LiPs) and Surrey v Barnet and Chase Farm Hospitals NHS Trust (on funding and effect of Jackson and solicitor/client costs) and coverage of the implementation of the electronic bill of costs and the introduction of voluntary capped costs scheme for cases in certain courts from January 2019.
Edited by former Senior Costs Judge Peter Hurst, with contributions from District Judge Simon Middleton and barrister Roger Mallalieu, this is an authoritative and unique book that any practitioner involved with costs cannot afford to be without.
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The list of chapters is:
Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 Funding litigation
Chapter 3 Proportionality
Chapter 4 Case and costs management
Chapter 5 Part 36 and other settlement offers including ADR and costs consequences
Chapter 6 Qualified one-way costs shifting
Chapter 7 Fixed costs; Indemnity costs; Litigants in person
Chapter 8 Assessments of costs and payments on account of costs
Chapter 9 The effect of the Jackson civil justice reforms on solicitor-client costs