Costs

The cost of solicitors’ bills

There are opportunities for costs lawyers in challenging solicitors’ bills, but Claire Green says they are also the answer to the problem

Fighting apathy: the data behind costs reforms

With the government intending to extend fixed recoverable costs further, it’s essential litigators engage with current and future reforms, urges Francis Kendall

MOJ launches fixed recoverable costs consultation

The Ministry of Justice has launched a consultation on extending fixed recoverable costs (FRC) in civil cases worth up to £100,000.

Beautiful data: analytics can help us ask ourselves the right questions

Reporting systems only give us poor averages about the likely cost or duration of a case, argues Alan Larkin as he mines client data for more accurate approaches

Thoroughly modern disclosure

A new pilot scheme intends to bring about a change in attitude to disclosure but its success will require commitment from all concerned, says Francesca Kaye

Costs ABS enters administration

Manchester-based Just Costs Solicitors has gone into administration, according to reports today.

SRA pays Leigh Day £1m

The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has agreed to pay Leigh Day £1m to cover the costs associated with the regulator’s appeal of its unsuccessful prosecution of the firm.