Costs

Costs guidance:

This Practice Note provides guidance on the assessment of costs in family proceedings, including summary assessment and detailed assessment. It looks at assessment on the...

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A Calderbank offer is a settlement offer marked ‘without prejudice save as to costs’. Whether a Calderbank offer is admissible, and what weight will be given to it, will...

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This Practice Note explains the principles applied in relation to costs in children proceedings (private and public) and the limited circumstances in which an order for...

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General principles The relevant costs provisions are set out in the Family Procedure Rules 2010 (FPR 2010), SI 2010/2955, Pt 28 and FPR 2010, PD 28A. Certain parts of the...

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General provisions The court may make, at any time, such order as to costs as it thinks just. By virtue of the Family Procedure Rules 2010 (FPR 2010), SI 2010/2955,...

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General principles In children proceedings the general rule that costs will follow the event does not apply. Express statutory provision is made in the Family Procedure...

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Failure to advise on legal aid eligibility may amount to negligence, even where a firm does not carry out legal aid work, and a client’s potential eligibility for legal...

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This Practice Note is impacted by the exit of the UK from the EU on 31 January 2020. This has implications for practitioners considering which courts have jurisdiction to...

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Misconduct and wasted costs orders A wasted costs order is an order: • that a legal representative pay a sum (either specified or to be assessed) in respect of costs to a...

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