Tag Archives: Summary assessment of costs

JUDGE USES COSTS BUDGET TO ASSESS COSTS AT THE END OF A TRIAL: THE RELEVANCE OF THE BUDGET & WHEN SHOULD THE COURT GO OUTSIDE IT?

In Sony Communications International AB -v- SSH Communications Security Corporation [2016] EWHC 2985 (Pat) Mr Roger Wyand QC (sitting as a Deputy High Court Judge) used the costs budget to carry out an assessment of the costs at the end of case.   The judgment is interesting in that it (i) considers  the role of […]

COSTS, COPYING AND PROPORTIONALITY

The judgment of His Honour Judge Lochrane in Ryanair Limited -v- Secretary of State for the Home Department [2016] EWFC B5 has attracted some attention. Here I want to look at the short judgment in relation to costs. THE CASE The claimant was appealing a fine of £4,000 imposed on the grounds that it should […]

COSTS AFTER RELIEF FROM SANCTIONS: A SUMMARY ASSESSMENT

An earlier post looked at the decision of Mr Justice Edwards-Stuart in North Midland Construction plc -v- Geo Networks Ltd [2015] 2384 (TCC).  Here we look at the subsequent order in relation to costs. THE CASE The claimant failed to serve particulars of claim in two actions on time.  Relief from sanctions was granted in […]

SUMMARY ASSESSMENT OF COSTS: ANOTHER EXAMPLE: SAY IT WITH FLOWERS

We have looked, several times, at judgments which contain summary assessment of costs. Not least to get a flavour of the approach of the courts.   An assessment took place by Mr Justice Birss in Interflora -v- Marks & Spencer PLC [2014] EWHC 4168 Ch where the recoverable costs were reduced from £100,000 to £65,000. […]

AN IMPORTANT CASE ON COSTS; “INTERESTED PARTY” COSTS; RELIEF FROM SANCTIONS AND SUMMARY ASSESSMENT

In Group M Uk Ltd -v- The Cabinet Office  [2014] EWHC 3863 (TCC) Mr Justice Akenhead mad some important observations as to the liability to pay the costs of “interested parties”; the late serving of costs schedules; relief from sanctions and hourly rates.  The judge granted relief relief from sanctions when a costs schedule was […]