Wigg & Co - costing cases
News Flash! Please remember litigation is now "Judge directed" and costs may be capped. Be careful! The excercise of a Judge's discretion covers a very wide area.
Power of the Court: The power given to a Judge under the CPRs is very wide. The court has the power to make orders on its own initiative at every stage throughout the case and is empowered under the CPRs to control the evidence and specifically limit the issues on which evidence is required. It may also limit the nature of the evidence and the way it is put before the Court. The court whenever it exercises its powers of discretion, case management and interpretations must do so whenever practicable with regard to CPR 1.1.
Access to Justice: Are we soon to expect a costs recovery system based upon the German model as favoured by Lord Justice Jackson? Access to justice is only possible if solicitors are enabled to run profitable businesses! See "views of a costs draftsman".
This page contains a series of updated pages of information pertaining to legal costs and newlegislation.
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Conditional Fee Agreements
Instrument 2000 No. 692
(not enforceable unless certain conditions satisfied)
N.B. This list is NOT exhaustive.
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