KE Costs Lawyers are delighted to announce that Peter Cole has joined the team here in Liverpool this week as part of the negotiating team. Peter brings a wealth of Costs drafting and negotiating experience from his time in the legal industry obtained over the past 13 years. Peter brings first-hand knowledge and understanding [...]
The day has arrived where the new mandatory electronic bill of costs comes into effect. It appears to have been eerily silent of late with little to no mention of the electronic bill in the media or popular costs blog sites. This may be as a result of people ‘burying their head in the [...]
KE Costs Lawyers are delighted to announce the appointment of Colin Carr as Director of Business Development, with immediate effect. Colin brings a diverse wealth of business development experience from within the legal industry; this experience has been obtained over the past 20 plus years. Colin brings first-hand knowledge and understanding of the day to [...]
We now have the Court of Appeal's Judgement in BNM v MGN regarding proportionality. Any hopes we had of receiving some guidance on how to apply the "new" proportionality test have unfortunately gone unanswered and we are all still in a position where it is difficult to know how an assessment result will go once [...]
Our Costs Experts, Tom Mullin and John Gannon give a detailed overview of how the new proposed electronic bill of costs will work. Are you ready?
In his Final Report in 2010, Lord Justice Jackson criticised the current format of the Bill of Costs for being too expensive to draft, not making use of available technology and for generally presenting an unrealistic view of costs incurred. This brought about the formation of the Hutton Committee who accepted the challenge of designing [...]