COSTS MONKEY

Bills of Costs

Civil Bills, Estimates and Budgeting

Offers to settle

Part 36 and Part 47 offers

Funding Arrangements

A History of CFA’s

Additional Liabilties

Success Fees and ATE

Detailed Assessment Procedure

Points of Dispute and Replies

Detailed assessment
Legal “Costs” in England and Wales are not a cost to lawyers but a cost to the paying client. 
They are the lawyer’s fees.
The beginnings

Over 150 years ago party and party costs were defined by the court (in Harold v Smith [1860] 5 H & N) as being given by the law as an indemnity to the person entitled to them and not intended to be a punishment on the party who pays the costs. Neither are they intended to be a bonus to the party who receives the costs. This is still broadly true today.

 

 

THE COURT SERVICE

GUIDELINE HOURLY RATES

CIVIL PROCEDURE RULES

INTERNATIONAL COSTS

RESEARCH LINKS

CIVIL COSTS

Legal Costs Between the Parties

Some brief overviews of costs law and cases. Content is aimed at students or those looking for a quick topic refresher.

Costs Lawyers,  Costs Draftsmen may now achieve formal Rights of Audience and gain the title of Costs Lawyer.

Discussion Groups

Make contact with others studying Legal Costs

Forum

N.B. Significant changes to the legal costs regime in England and Wales came into effect on 1st April 2013. Pages on this site do not yet reflect the changes unless specifically stated. Join the discussion here.