Category Archives: Cost News

We’re hiring, again…

LCC Limited is looking to expand their specialist Costs team with the hiring of an experienced Law Costs Negotiator/Draftsman. The team deals with a plethora of matters and the successful applicant will be working autonomously and will have demonstrable previous experience in negotiating on high value Bills (PI, Clinical Negligence, and Industrial Disease). Candidates with extensive...
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Conditional Fee Agreements

The ancient rule of champerty cannot derail a conditional fee agreement (CFA), the Court of Appeal has ruled in a landmark case. In Sibthorpe and Morris v London Borough of Southwark [2011] EWCA Civ 25, concerned a Council Tenant who was pursuing the council for repairs to her flat and entered into a CFA in...
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Legal Cost Consultancy expands again

In difficult trading times for all business, we at Legal Cost Consultancy have like all suffered in recession but in the later part of 2009 and early 2010, due mainly to our client commitments both to us and we to them, we have taken on new staff and clients. This has increased our efficiency, we...
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Young report seeks to curb compensation culture

The volume and content of personal injury advertising should be controlled, but there will be no outright ban, Lord Young has recommended in his report on the ‘compensation culture’ published recently. In Common Sense, Common Safety, Young also proposes that the road traffic accident (RTA) personal injury process, launched earlier this year, should be extended to...
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