Tag Archives: Budget

RECEIVERS, EXTENSIONS OF TIME AND RIGOROUS COSTS BUDGETING TO ENSURE PROPORTIONALITY

The Denton principles were considered by Mr Registrar Jones in Justice Capital Ltd -v- Murphy [2014] All ER (D) 187 (Dec).  There were important issues in relation to proportionality and costs. Of particular interest is the rigorous case management and costs budgeting of every issue to the next hearing in an effort to prevent disproportionate […]

LEEDS LAW SOCIETY MEET THE JUDGES EVENT: JACKSON ONE YEAR (AND A FEW MONTHS) ON

Yesterday evening Leeds Law Society held a “meet the judges” evening when practitioners met local judges and court staff to discuss issues arising out of the implementation of the Jackson reforms.   Some of the issues were specific to Leeds but most are of more general application.  THESE NOTES These are not verbatim notes. (Next time I […]

SURVIVING MITCHELL 12: READ LEGAL ORANGE AND LITIGATION FUTURES TODAY

The links section of this blog points readers to many and various useful posts and articles on procedure.  Today, however there are two that need singling out as part of the “Surviving Mitchell” strategy. LEGAL ORANGE Reading Mitchell-Proofing your claim from the Cradle to the Grave should be compulsory.  I am advocating you read it […]

AMENDED CASE MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE NOTICE: BIRMINGHAM MERCANTILE COURT: A WHOLE HOST OF USEFUL LINKS FOR CASE MANAGEMENT CONFERENCES

Following the 69th amendment to the Civil Procedure Rules Birmingham Mercantile Court has revised its Case Management Conference Notice. This deals with the new statement of truth from the 22nd April. The Notice is worth reading even if you don’t practice in Birmingham or the Mercantile Court. It serves as a helpful aide memoire There […]

COSTS MANAGEMENT HEARINGS AND FORM H: PRACTICAL GUIDANCE AND A USEFUL SCHEDULE

Costs Management hearings are still  relatively novel.  A previous post set out links to posts and articles that provide some guidance.  Here are a few practical tips and a useful Schedule to highlight the differences.  YOU CAN’T HAVE THINGS TWICE: SHOW THAT THERE IS NO DUPLICATION BETWEEN PRE-ACTION/ALREADY INCURRED COSTS AND FUTURE COSTS Judges are […]

SURVIVING MITCHELL 6: “YOU GOTTA HAVE A PLAN”: BE READY FOR TRIAL THE DAY YOU ISSUE

The unforgiving nature of the Mitchell decision means that litigators have to be certain that they will be able to comply with any directions that the court orders.  In effect this means that a claimant has to be ready for trial the day after issue. At the very least the claimant must have a clear, […]

CAN MR MITCHELL STILL GET HIS COSTS? A PROFESSOR’S OPINION

The comments section is at the bottom right hand side of this blog and a comment from Professor Hibbert made earlier this week may have been missed by many. I set it out below. No doubt this will give rise to some discussion and debate. On the 2nd December Professor Hibbert wrote:- “As a matter of […]