Settling Before Trial - Master Peter Haworth (Costs, Jackson, LASPO, London, 01.03.18) What do you do when you have a costs budget and your case settles before trial? Do you draft the bill and leave the argument as whether you've stuck to the budget phase figures to the DAH? Or do you quote Harrison et al and keep it brief?
Proportionality - Alexander Hutton QC, Hailsham Chambers (Costs, Jackson, LASPO, London, 01.03.18) Drawing on the BNM appeal, is the Court's approach to proportionality too harsh? Can it consider conduct? Does "necessity" still hold as an argument?
Part 36 Offers - Shaman Kapoor, Temple Garden Chambers (Costs, Jackson, LASPO, London, 28.03.17) Tactically, what is the most effective use of Part 36 Offers in cases where Costs are fixed per CPR 45?
Beyond the SCCO - Iain Stark, Weightmans (Costs, Jackson, LASPO, London, 28.03.17) Can the parties agree to dispense with budgeting? Does the court have to approve their consent order? Where does cost mediation fit into the matrix?
New Format Bill - Alexander Hutton QC, Hailsham Chambers (Costs, Jackson, LASPO, London, 07.03.17) What is the practical significance of the New Format Bill of Costs? Is it open to abuse because of duplicate/triplicate entries and lack of description of work done?
Proportionality - Roger Mallalieu, 4 New Square (Costs, Jackson, LASPO, London, 07.03.17) What are the prospects for consistency and predictability in the application of the new proportionality test? How can you advise a client on an offer?
Fixed Recoverable Costs - David Marshall, Anthony Gold (Costs, Jackson, LASPO, London, 07.03.17) What the current judicial thinking on extending fixed recoverable costs to as many civil cases as possible? When will they apply and what will they be?
Costs Budgeting - Master Peter Haworth, Senior Court Costs Office (Costs, Jackson, LASPO, London, 07.03.17) Are there yardsticks you can apply to reasonable allowances for the purposes of costs budgeting? Can you compare cases and so object to budgets?
Costs - PJ Kirby QC, Hardwicke (Professional Negligence, London, 28.09.16) With reference to the fees of counsel and experts, how do you arrive at the lowest amount which you can reasonably incur to conduct and present your case proficiently?