Welcome to our Costs blog.
That old adage that a bad workman blames his tools is often delivered with some asperity – and yet, as anyone who has ever tried to assemble an Ikea Billy bookcase with the wrong gauge Allen key can testify, the wrong tools for the job will result in...
In the post-Jackson cost-cutting era, the noise of tightening belts across the legal landscape is positively deafening. It’s hardly surprising, in that case, that firms are looking for ways to tempt more clients and bring more cases, creating a...
It is a fundamental tenet of the legal system that access to justice should be open to all, regardless of gender, social status, ethnic origin or any of the factors that create our diverse society. Organisations such as the Legal Action Group campaign to...
Whenever high-profile media marriages hit the rocks there tends to be a certain amount of gleeful speculation as to the presence or otherwise of pre-nups, and which of the unhappy pair was most aggrieved. The rather snide adage that it is arguably lawyers...
We recently considered the Cost Budgeting implications of the Jackson Reforms . It is becoming clear that one of the most pressing changes firms face in the wake of Jackson is in meeting the rigorous requirements for Cost Budgeting before legal action...
In a previous blog post on post-Jackson costs budgeting, we commended the reforms for their commitment to aims of parity, proportionality, and managed risk. But as ever, it is necessary to consider shifts in the legal landscape from all perspectives...
As the legal landscape adjusts to the Jackson Reforms, the issue of Costs Budgeting is under scrutiny. Firms cannot afford to be anything but absolutely assiduous in compliance with Costs Budgeting requirements, ensuring every aspect of the rather...