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March 9, 2017

Since civil rates were harmonised in December 2013 there has been some confusion surrounding Counsel fees. The LAA themselves have acknowledged that the basis of remuneration in High Costs cases which fall outside FAS is not clear and has caused confusion and misinforma...

March 9, 2017

We have noted on several matters that the LAA have reduced items on claims, particularly where costs have already been assessed by the Court, for time spent discharging CCMS funding certificates by completing the Outcome Codes online. The Reject reason state that "Compl...

February 2, 2017

Proportionality:

Since the decision in BNM v MGN Limited [2016] EWHC B13(Costs), 2 Masters have now ruled that the decision to apply the new proportionality test to additional liabilities was incorrect. Master Brown in Murrells, Estate of v Cambridge University NHS Found...

April 1, 2016

Following the mandatory CCMS roll out for Section 31 cases in February 2016, the system has now been rolled out for all civil legal aid matters. This means that all new applications are required to be made on the system. However, the LAA have permitted an extension unti...

September 23, 2015

The Brighton Legal Walk in aid of the London Legal Support Trust raised over £4000 on Monday. We were one of the local teams who walked 10km across Brighton & Hove to support the worthy cause. The LLST will use this money toward promoting access to justice to vulnerable...

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