Costs litigation

Costs litigation overview

All of our barristers have an understanding of the law relating to costs. The recovery of costs is an important part of all actions. However we also have costs specialists who have experience in all aspects of costs law and have appeared in costs disputes in all courts up to and including the Supreme Court.

We have significant experience of detailed assessments, Solicitors Act applications, third party funding, ATE and BTE policies, CFAs, CCFAs, DBAs and other innovative funding arrangements. We are regularly instructed to advise and appear in relation to important points of principle on detailed assessments and on appeals. We have considerable experience of drafting bespoke funding agreements including one that is used by one of the largest third party funders.

We have appeared in a number of important wasted costs matters often instructed on behalf of the solicitors’ insurers. Similarly we have extensive experience of non-party costs applications including applications against company directors, associated companies and funders.

Our costs experts also act in professional negligence claims arising out of costs issues such as the failure to consider other means of funding or the failure to advise as to the availability of ATE.  We also advise in relation to disciplinary proceedings that relate to costs matters.

Related expertise

News

Litigation Funders Breathe a Sigh of Relief – Litigation Funding Agreements are not DBAs

05/03/2021

PJ Kirby QC speaking at Liverpool Law Society Costs Conference

03/03/2021

Don’t forget about the price tag…

16/12/2020

Black History Month – John Sentamu

08/10/2020

Practical Guide to Solicitor & Client Costs: new edition

29/09/2020

Articles

Guideline hourly rates – Emma Zeb provides an update on the Civil Justice Council’s final report

02/08/2021

Litigation Funders Breathe a Sigh of Relief – Litigation Funding Agreements are not DBAs

05/03/2021

Don’t forget about the price tag…

16/12/2020

Ainsworth v Stewarts Law – the Court of Appeal gives guidance on solicitor/client costs disputes

25/03/2020

Ainsworth v Stewarts Law – the Court of Appeal gives guidance on solicitor/client costs disputes

19/02/2020

Podcasts

Proportionality: Where are we now?

04/03/2020

Books

Practical Guide to Solicitor & Client Care Costs

28/01/2019