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In this CPDcast, costs experts, Tom Blackburn and Mark Beaumont discuss the ground breaking Court of Appeal decision in Mitchell v NGN and discuss what this means for costs.It will be of interest to all practitioners with an interest in litigation costs.

After completing the course you will:
  • Be aware of the background of reform introduced by the Jackson reforms;
  • Know the sanctions imposed by the Court for late filing of costs budgets;
  • Understand the rules for filing costs budgets;
  • Understand how Mitchell v NGN came before the Court of Appeal;
  • Know how the grounds for the Court’s findings in Mitchell v NGN;
  • Have considered how the courts will interpret the relevant rules on costs budgets for the future;
  • Have considered CPR 3.9, CPR 3.13 and 3.14 in depth;
  • Have considered practical steps which can be taken to avoid being sanctioned under the CPR on costs.
General Interest Difficulty: 2 of 5
Case Update
Sources and References:
  • Andrew Mitchell MP v News Group Newspapers Limited [2013] EWCA Civ 1537;
  • CPR 3.9;
  • CPR 3.13;
  • CPR 3.14;
  • Fred Perry Holdings Ltd v Brands Plaza Trading Ltd [2012] EWCA Civ 224;
  • Practice Direction 51D - Defamation Proceedings Costs Management Scheme;
  • Sylvia Henry v News Group Newspapers Ltd [2012] EWHC 90218.

In this CPDcast, costs experts Mark Beaumont and Tom Blackburn discuss the costs landscape following the ground-breaking court of appeal decision in Mitchel v NGN (2013).

Date Recorded: Monday 2nd December 2013


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