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Guideline hourly rates: help or hindrance?

Guideline hourly rates ('GHR') are so often misunderstood: paying parties frequently aver that they ought to be strictly adhered to, irrespective of the nature, value etc. of the litigation concerned and be it summary or detailed / provisional assessment, while receiving parties (and even respected academics) often argue that they have no relevance to anything but the summary assessment…See More
Oct 14, 2013
Jon Williams posted a blog post

Guideline hourly rates: help or hindrance?

Guideline hourly rates ('GHR') are so often misunderstood: paying parties frequently aver that they ought to be strictly adhered to, irrespective of the nature, value etc. of the litigation concerned and be it summary or detailed / provisional assessment, while receiving parties (and even respected academics) often argue that they have no relevance to anything but the summary assessment…See More
Oct 14, 2013
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Jon Williams commented on Jon Williams's blog post 'Jackson Panic' coming to the fore - Part Two
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Oct 1, 2013
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'Jackson Panic' coming to the fore - Part Two

We are almost six months on since LASPO and the Jackson costs reforms came into effect and so more and more cases straddling the cut-off in respect of recovering additional liabilities between the parties are being settled, such that the costs of those claims are falling to be agreed/assessed. I've previously aired some thoughts on the proliferation of seemingly unnecessary, very late and enormously expensive…See More
Sep 30, 2013
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Trial and error

Many involved in personal injury litigation and legal costs do not appear to be familiar with or understand the words/expressions 'concludes at trial' and 'concludes before a trial has commenced' as set out in the former CPR 45 Sections III - V and relating to fixed success fees in road traffic accident, employers' liability and employers' liability disease claims. Recently, for example and in the context of an employers' liability claim where the Claimant's bill of costs laid claim to the…See More
Sep 16, 2013
Jon Williams posted a blog post

A Bitter Taste

I have a number of pet hates in 'costs', including: Incorrect success fees - why oh why claim a success fee in excess of that prescribed by rule? Incorrect ATE LEI premiums - why claim the full premium when it is as plain as a pikestaff (to all but the author of the bill) that the discount / rebate applies? Lazy bill drafting - pray tell, for example, what is one to make of a bald nomenclature such as "Litigation Executive"? Claiming irrecoverable costs - such as administrative costs (conflict…See More
Aug 28, 2013
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Aug 27, 2013
Richard Pettet left a comment for Jon Williams
"Hi John, Welcome to the site! I hope you find it useful. Let me know if I can help. Regards Richard Owner"
Aug 27, 2013
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Williams Associates
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Costs Lawyer
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Costs Litigation
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Guideline hourly rates: help or hindrance?

Posted on October 14, 2013 at 13:58 0 Comments

Guideline hourly rates ('GHR') are so often misunderstood: paying parties frequently aver that they ought to be strictly adhered to, irrespective of the nature, value etc. of the litigation concerned and be it summary or detailed / provisional assessment, while receiving parties (and even respected academics) often argue that they have no relevance to anything but the summary…

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'Jackson Panic' coming to the fore - Part Two

Posted on September 30, 2013 at 20:30 2 Comments

We are almost six months on since LASPO and the Jackson costs reforms came into effect and so more and more cases straddling the cut-off in respect of recovering additional liabilities between the parties are being settled, such that the costs of those claims are falling to be agreed/assessed. I've previously aired some thoughts on the proliferation of seemingly unnecessary, very late and enormously expensive…

Read More

Trial and error

Posted on September 16, 2013 at 8:00 0 Comments

Many involved in personal injury litigation and legal costs do not appear to be familiar with or understand the words/expressions 'concludes at trial' and 'concludes before a trial has commenced' as set out in the former CPR 45 Sections III - V and relating to fixed success fees in road traffic accident, employers' liability and employers' liability disease claims.



Recently, for example and in the context of an employers' liability claim where the Claimant's bill…

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A Bitter Taste

Posted on August 28, 2013 at 6:30 0 Comments

I have a number of pet hates in 'costs', including:



Incorrect success fees - why oh why claim a success fee in excess of that prescribed by rule?



Incorrect ATE LEI premiums - why claim the full premium when it is as plain as a pikestaff (to all but the author of the bill) that the discount / rebate applies?



Lazy bill drafting - pray tell, for example, what is one to make of a bald nomenclature such as "Litigation…

Read More

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At 21:58 on August 27, 2013,
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Richard Pettet
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Hi John,
Welcome to the site! I hope you find it useful. Let me know if I can help.
Regards
Richard
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