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Costs and Funding following the Civil Justice Reforms: Questions and Answers

Costs and Funding following the Civil Justice Reforms: Questions and Answers
9th Edition
Practice Area:  Dispute Resolution, Litigation
ISBN:  9780414112285
Published by:  Sweet & Maxwell
Publication Date:  30 Apr 2023
Subscription Information:  Non-Subscribable Product
Format:  Paperback
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Costs & Funding following the Civil Justice Reforms: Questions & Answers is a unique book. Produced in conjunction with Practical Law, this practical and accessible book tackles common practitioner questions on the effects of the 2013 Jackson reforms on costs and funding. It not only states the law, as set out in the latest legislation, court rules, forms and case law, but also identifies and, where possible, tackles issues and inconsistencies. 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 new 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. The new edition includes coverage of changes made by recent CPR and legislation updates, including various changes to the CPR as a result of the CPRC’s simplification initiative such as the relocation of the costs management PD from PD 3E to PD 3D (152nd CPR update) and changes as a result of the substantial revision to the Chancery Guide in July 2022 and subsequent revision in October 2022.

The book covers other new important developments such as the proposed changes to the CPR rules on QOCS, the moves towards the extension of the fixed recoverable costs regime, and the Civil Justice Council’s holistic and strategic review of costs launched in July 2022. New significant case law covered in the 9th edition includes:

  • Achille v Lawn Tennis Association Services Ltd [2022] EWCA Civ 1407
  • University Hospitals of Derby & Burton NHS Foundation Trust v Harrison [2022] EWCA Civ 1660
  • Excalibur & Keswick Groundworks Ltd v McDonald [2023] EWCA Civ 18
  • PGI Group Ltd v Thomas and others (Application for Permission to Appeal) [2022] EWCA Civ 233
  • Samsung Electronics Co Ltd and others v LG Display Co Ltd and another (Costs) [2022] EWCA Civ 466
  • Goknur v Aytacli [2021] EWCA Civ 1037
  • Belsner v Cam Legal Services Ltd [2022] EWCA Civ 1387

Edited by former Senior Costs Judge Peter Hurst with contributions from a top team of costs and funding experts: District Judge Simon Middleton; Roger Mallalieu K.C., Judith Ayling K.C., Nicola Greaney K.C. and Shaman Kapoor, this is an authoritative and unique book that any practitioner involved with costs cannot afford to be without.

Subscribers to the White Book Service 2023 are offered this book – worth £110 – gratis as part of their subscription.

For further information please visit www.sweetandmaxwell.co.uk/whitebook


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  • 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


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