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Length:
30 minutes of audio
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In this two-part podcast series Kerry Underwood from Underwoods Solicitors discusses the serious matter of wasted costs. Given the severe consequences of a wasted costs order on the legal representative involved, it is imperative that both practitioners and judges alike fully understand the rules and relevant principles at play. In this podcast series Kerry will therefore seek to provide a detailed overview of the legal framework governing this area.

Outcomes:
After completing the course you will:
  • Be familiar with the applicable rules and relevant principles when considering making a costs application;
  • Know when the court can award a wasted costs order;
  • Understand how legal professional privilege can be an issue;
  • Be familiar with some of the pertinent authorities that help to illustrate wasted costs principles;
  • Appreciate the costs consequences of an unsuccessful application.
Level:
Specialist Difficulty: 5 of 5
Classification:
Legal Principles
Practical Guide
Procedural
Sources and References:
  • (1) Regent Leisuretime Ltd (2) Stephen Amos (3) Peter Barton v (1) Philip Skerrett (2) Ken Pearson & Reynolds Porter Chamberlain [2006] EWCA Civ 1032, [2006] All ER (D) 34 (Jul);
  • Bellamy v Central Sheffield University NHS Trust [2003] All ER (D) 50 (Jul), CA;
  • Brown v Bennett (No 2) [2002] 2 All ER 273, [2002] 1 WLR 713;
  • Chief Constable of North Yorkshire v Audsley [2000] Lloyd's Rep PN 675;
  • Dempsey v Johnstone [2003] EWCA Civ 1134, [2004] PNLR 2, [2004] 1 Costs LR 41;
  • Gill v Humanware Europe plc [2010] EWCA Civ 799, [2010] ICR 1343, [2010] IRLR 877;
  • Godfrey Morgan Solicitors Ltd v Cobalt System Ltd - 31 August 2011;
  • Hallam-Peel & Co v Southwark London Borough Council [2008] EWCA Civ 1120, [2008] All ER (D) 200 (Oct);
  • Harrison v Harrison [2009] EWHC 428 QB;
  • Koo Golden East Mongolia v Bank of Nova Scotia [2008] EWHC 1120 (QB), [2008] All ER (D) 254 (May);
  • Medcalf v Mardell [2002] UKHL 27, [2003] 1 AC 120, [2002] 3 All ER 721;
  • Nelson v Nelson (7 February 1996, unreported), CA;
  • Persaud v Persaud [2003] EWCA Civ 394, 147 Sol Jo LB 301;
  • R (on the application of Hide) v Staffordshire County Council [2007] EWHC 241 (Admin), [2007] All ER (D) 402 (Oct);
  • R v Camden London Borough Council, ex p Martin, [1997] 1 All ER 307, [1997] 1 WLR 359;
  • R v Secretary of State for the Home Department, ex p Abbassi (1992) Times, 6 April, CA;
  • Ratcliffe Duce & Gammer v L Binns t/a Parc Ferme (unreported, April 23, 2008 EAT);
  • Re a Barrister (wasted costs order) (No 1 of 1991), [1993] QB 293, [1992] 3 All ER 429;
  • Re P (a Barrister), (wasted costs order)[2001] EWCA Crim 1728, [2002] 1 Cr App Rep 207, (2001) Times, 31 July;
  • Re Wiseman Lee (Solicitors) (Wasted Costs Order) (No 5 of 2000) [2001] EWCA Crim 707;
  • Ridehalgh v Horsefield [1994] Ch 205, [1994] 3 All ER 848, CA;
  • Saif Ali v Sydney Mitchell & Co [1980] AC 198, [1978] All ER 1033, HL;
  • Wagstaff v Colls [2003] EWCA Civ 469, (2003) Times, 17 April, 147 Sol Jo LB 419;
  • Wall v Lefever [1998] 1 FCR 605, (1997) Times, 1 August, CA;
  • Wilsons Solicitors (In a Matter of Wasted Costs) v Craig and Sybil Johnson and Others UK EAT/0515/10/DA.

In this two-part podcast series Kerry Underwood from Underwoods Solicitors discusses the power to award wasted costs and the applicable rules and relevant principles when considering a costs application.

Podcast recorded: 8th March 2012

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