Tag Archives: Departing from the Costs Budget

MORE ON INDEMNITY COSTS AND THE SUMMARY ASSESSMENT OF COSTS AT TRIAL: INTERCITY TELECOMS -v- SOLANKI

In Intercity Telecom -v- Solanki [2015] Judge Simon Brown QC awarded indemnity costs and assessed costs at the end of a trial. It is another useful example of costs being assessed summarily and of a case where conduct has led to indemnity costs being awarded. THE CASE The claimants brought an action for breach of […]

PRELIMINARY APPLICATIONS: DEPARTING FROM COST BUDGETS AND FAILURE TO SERVE COST SCHEDULES: A HIGH COURT DECISION

In Simpson -v- MGN Limited [2015] EWHC 126 (QB) Mr Justice Warby considered several contentions in relation to costs budgeting; non-service of costs schedules and proportionality. This is, again, a case that serves as an object lesson as to the difficulties that can arise. THE CASE In a defamation action the judge had granted the […]