Month: February 2017

MAKE YOUR COSTS ESTIMATE ROBUST

20th February, 2017

The lesson is: take time to prepare a robust costs estimate and regularly update it or face Solicitor Act assessment.   The old fashioned approach by solicitors claiming it is impossible to predict estimates of costs is now unacceptable.  Neither can solicitors provide an early estimate which is then not updated for a considerable period.…

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New Rules from 6 April 2017

14th February, 2017

The amendments to CPR can be viewed here SI 2017 No. 95   Include: *             Automatic strike out of claims where hearing fee not paid. *             No refunds of hearing fees for cases that settle before trial.   Note: *             The automatic strike out will follow failure to comply with a notice of trial date,…

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