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Course Aims:

This podcast is aimed at all practitioners interested in costs and civil litigation. It aims to address and give some practical insight into common arguments concerning costs following litigation.

After completing the course you will:
  • Be aware of common arguments regarding conduct in relation to costs, specifically dealing with disclosure and exaggeration;
  • Be aware of the approach and procedure to obtain an order for costs on account pending an assessment;
  • Know the best approach where the substantive dispute has settled but dispute remains about the quantum of and liability for costs;
  • Be aware of techniques for scoring well and/or protecting one’s position in a summary assessment of costs.
General Interest Difficulty: 2 of 5
Practical Guide
Sources and References:
  • CPR r 44.3, 44.3(4)a, 44.3(5)b-d, 44.12A 47.15;
  • Costs Practice Direction Section 17 Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd & Anor v Baskan Gida Sanayi Ve Pazarlama AS & Ors [2009] EWHC 1696 (Ch);
  • Strachey v Ramage [2008] EWCA Civ 384;
  • Seventh Earl of Malmesbury & Ors v Strutt & Parker (a Partnership) [2007] EWHC 2641 (QB);
  • Straker v Tudor Rose (A Firm) [2007] EWCA Civ 368;
  • Widlake v BAA Ltd [2009] EWCA Civ 1256.

This podcast with specialist cost barrister Martin Farber, will explore a number of issues concerning costs and will cover, conduct arguments, payments of costs on account, what to do when litigation is settled but dispute remains about liability for and the quantum of costs and some practical guidance on scoring well – or at least preserving your position - on a summary assessment for costs.

Podcast added: 14/05/12

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