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Welcome to our new Costs Roundup which aims to complement our Costs Update bulletin e-Newsletter by bringing you a selection of recent costs decisions and news in one bite size email. We hope you find it useful and informative.
 
 
 
     
 
ANDREW MITCHELL MP v NEWS GROUP NEWSPAPERS LTD [2013] EWCA Civ 1537
 
 
 
Much anticipated guidance from the Court of Appeal on the correct application of CPR 3.14 and approach to the revised version of CPR 3.9.
 
Relief from sanctions will no longer be granted where deadlines are simply overlooked due to pressures of work.
 
 
 
SIMON DAVIES, KATHLEEN OLLIN AND CHERYL OLLIN (Respondents) v ROGER GREENWAY (Appellant) (2013)
 
 
  
Can costs be limited to those which would have been recoverable under the Pre-Action RTA Protocol where the defendant has agreed to pay reasonable costs?
 
Yes, according to Master Simons at the Senior Courts Costs Office. 
 
 
     
 
     
 
BENTINE v BENTINE [2013] EWHC 3098 (CH)
 
 
 
 
A decision concerning the treatment of costs on a Solicitors Act assessment.
 
In line with pre WWII authority but contrary to modern practice costs that are disallowed for want of retainer should not factor in the calculation of the one fifth rule.
  
 
 
FORSTATER & ANOR v PYTHON (MONTY) PICTURES & ANOR [2013] EWHC 3759 (CH)
 

Determination of a relief from sanctions application under the new CPR 3.9 for a failure "through human error" to serve Notice of Funding.
 
Partial relief  granted. The decision was made before the Court of Appeal's guidance in Mitchell but handed down after.
  
 
     
 
     
 
In the news............
 
 
 
 
 
 
     
 
     
 
Litigation Trends Survey - The Jackson Effect
 
The New Law Journal in partnership with LSLA published their first quarterly Litigation Trends Survey in October into the effects of the Jackson Reforms seven months in.
 
The survey paints a gloomy picture of the impact of many of the key tenets of Lord Justice Jackson's reforms.
 
 
 
ACL appoints its first Chief Executive Officer
 
Following the recent appointment in July of Sir Vivian Ramsey as honorary president, the Association of Costs Lawyers has now appointed its first Chief Executive Officer, Maurice Cheng.   
 
 
 
 
     
 
     
 
T M Costings Ltd achieves ISO 2008:9001 certification from a UKAS accredited certification body
 
Although TMC have been ISO 2008:9001 certified since 2011 we are proud to announce that in August 2013 we were re-assessed and certified by a UKAS accredited body. Accreditation by UKAS means that evaluators, testing and certification bodies have themselves been assessed against internationally recognised standards to demonstrate their competence, impartiality and performance capability. Our internal standards and processes have therefore been tested to the highest standards and certified in recognition of our commitment to an exceptional quality of service. We remain in the top 3% of firms in the UK holding this certificate.
 
 
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Finally we would like to extend seasons greetings from all of us at TMC and wish you all a very merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous New Year!
 
 
 
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