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Costs Law

Hourly rates - David Marshall, Anthony Gold

Hourly rates - David Marshall, Anthony Gold What do the trends show over hourly rates and why are they so significant for practice?

Incurred costs - District Judge Ian Besford

Incurred costs - District Judge Ian Besford Given the inconsistency in approach, at what point - legally and practically - should a party update costs from estimated to incurred ahead of a CMC/CCMC?

Part 36 offers - Judith Ayling QC, 39 Essex Chambers

Part 36 offers - Judith Ayling QC, 39 Essex Chambers How far can you push the Court over Part 36 offers and costs, e.g. the costs of detailed assessment, suspension of interest, out of time offers?

Proportionality - Master Jason Rowley

Proportionality - Master Jason Rowley The expansion of proportionality so that it covers the vulnerability of parties and witnesses - new and important innovation or damp squib?

Budget variations - Roger Mallalieu QC, 4 New Square

Budget variations - Roger Mallalieu QC, 4 New Square How do you make tactical use of the new Prec T and budget variation procedure, and how will it influence your "good reasons" argument at assessment?

Strategy - Shaman Kapoor, 39 Essex Chambers

Strategy - Shaman Kapoor, 39 Essex Chambers How do you gain a strategic advantage for your client when commencing, defending and resolving costs actions?

Solicitor and own client assessments

Solicitor and own client assessments How has Belsner v Cam changed existing thinking on solicitor/own client disputes? Can you apply the same argument to CPR 46.9(3)(c)?

Hybrid DBAs - Alex Hutton QC, Hailsham Chambers

Hybrid DBAs - Alex Hutton QC, Hailsham Chambers In the spotlight of Lexlaw v Zuberi, what are the implications of hybrid DBAs on costs law and practice? How will market practice change?

Cost budgeting - Jamie Carpenter QC- Hailsham Chambers

In light of Barts Health v Salmon, what - right now - amounts to a good reason for departing from a cost budget for the receiving party and the paying party?

Electronic bills (NTS6) - District Judge Ian Besford

Electronic bills (NTS6) - District Judge Ian Besford Despite the controversy and hullabaloo, how is the E-bill working on provisional and detailed assessment? What is best practice for points of dispute, replies, lodging paperwork before and during the assessment?

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