Included with the White Book Service is your free copy of Costs & Funding following the Civil Justice Reforms: Questions & Answers, 9th Edition

Costs & Funding following the Civil Justice Reforms: Questions & Answers is a unique book. Produced in conjunction with Practical Law™, this accessible and practical 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 covers changes made by recent CPR and legislation updates, including the various amendments 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 changes to the CPR 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
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    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.

    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


    On Your Feet: A Practical Guide to Civil Advocacy provides broad coverage of the types of hearings commonly encountered by pupil barristers and junior tenants practising in civil law. The aim of the book is to provide practical information, quickly and clearly, about how to approach each type of hearing and the issues that may arise in that hearing. It indicates the key texts, rules and cases to consult, and guides the reader through the process of appearing in that hearing. This includes holding conferences with the client, communicating with the solicitors, and drafting orders.

    The authors, all practising junior barristers, have experience of regular court work and are writing from a current, junior perspective, answering the common questions asked by pupils and junior tenants.

    The content of the book is divided between General Civil and Personal Injury; Landlord and Tenant; Commercial Chancery; and Employment. The Introductory section covers general practical considerations, whilst the appendix includes examples of orders and attendance notes which have been approved and used in real cases. The book offers cross-references to the White Book and acts as a ‘way in’ for those not overly familiar with it.

    Authors: Clare Elliott, Hailsham Chambers; Brooke Lyne, Landmark Chambers; Emma Horner, 4 Stone Buildings; Chloë Bell, Outer Temple Chambers

    Priced at £55, there is a 40% discount available for pupils and junior barristers. A discount form is available ‐ please contact customer services. Also available as an eBook on ProView.


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