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Costs & Funding
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Cost:
  • FREE
Length:
30 minutes of audio
(+ optional 5 minute online quiz)
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Course Aims:

This two-part CPDcast series is aimed at all practitioners affected by the Jackson reforms which went ahead on 1 April 2013. In this series, costs experts Mark Beaumont and Tom Blackburn bring you right up to date by exploring some of the key questions arising from these changes and provide essential information on how to manage costs planning now that the much anticipated ‘big bang’ date for implementation of the Jackson reforms has come and gone.

Outcomes:
After completing the course you will:
  • Appreciate the initial impact of the changes to costs and funding since the Jackson reforms went ahead on 1st April 2013;
  • Know how practitioners can ensure they will achieve the best outcome when planning a case under the new rules;
  • Have considered how the new costs management and budgeting model will work in practice, and indeed, whether it is already doomed to fail?;
  • Understand how commercial litigators can remain competitive in this new landscape;
  • Know how the new proportionality test will work;
  • Be aware of how the courts have approached costs management issues in recent cases and what this will mean for the future;
  • Appreciate the effect of the appointment of 5 Court of Appeal judges to deal with all costs appeals;
  • Understand how the reforms to the detailed assessment procedure has affected the way in which both parties will manage their cases;
  • Have considered how the new rules relating to damages based agreements (DBAs) are working in practice and be aware of some of the pitfalls to avoid.
Level:
General Interest Difficulty: 2 of 5
Classification:
Market Update / Hot Topic
Panel Discussion
Practical Guide
Sources and References:
  • Fred Perry (Holdings) Ltd v Brands Plaza Trading Ltd & Anor [2012] EWCA Civ 224;
  • Henry v News Group Newspapers [2013] EWCA Civ 19;
  • Kim Murray & Jean Stokes v Neil Dowlman Architecture Ltd [2013] EWHC 872 (TCC);
  • Lowndes v Home Office [2002] EWCA Civ 365;
  • Troy Foods v Manton [2013] EWCA Civ 615.
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In this two-part CPDcast series, costs experts Mark Beaumont and Tom Blackburn discuss the costs and funding landscape in the wake of the Jackson reforms which went ahead on 1 April 2013.

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Date Recorded: 7th June 2013

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