Earlier posts looked at the decision of Regional Cost Judge Lumb in A & B -v- The Royal Mail Group  EW Misc B24(CC)(14th August 2015). The second judgment on costs is now available on Bailli. These posts deal with deduction of costs from damages in children’s cases.
The claimant’s solicitors were given permission to appeal by the District Judge. An appeal was lodged but subsequently withdrawn.
THE CURRENT POSITION
The current position is that this judgment is I believe, at present, the only full judgment on the matter. I am told that the principles in the judgment are being accepted widely by District Judged. I am unaware of any decisions from more senior courts, or of any appeals that are pending.
- Andrew Hogan discusses this case, with a detailed consideration of the Code of Conduct, in Costs Barrister, Success Fees BTE and best costs advice
- Children, success fees and deductions from damages: an important judgment
- Children and success fees part 2: What success fee was reasonable?