Tag Archives: Funding

FATAL ACCIDENTS: LAW, PRACTICE, PROCEDURE & COMPASSION: COURSES IN NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER 2019

Alongside solicitor and partner in Irwin Mitchell Hilary Wetherell I am speaking at the APIL day-long courses on fatal accidents in November and December this year, in London, Manchester and Bristol.  Our emphasis is on practical knowledge and application of that knowledge, alongside compassionate client care. “Stimulating, scintilating and inspiring on what is a very difficult and […]

PROPORTIONAL COSTS IN A FATAL CASE: THE MATTERS THAT CAN RECOVERED ON ASSESSMENT

  The facts in Powell & Ors v The Chief Constable of West Midlands Police [2018] EWHC B12 (Costs) are quite extraordinary.  This judgment, on the issue of costs, adds to the material relating to proportionality.  Equally important is the fact that it provides some guidance as to the steps a claimant is able  recover costs for […]

COSTS: THE COSTS OF ATTENDING AN INQUEST: THE APPROPRIATE APPROACH

In   Douglas v Ministry of Justice & Anor [2018] EWHC B2 (Costs) Master Leonard considered the issue of the recoverability of costs of attending an inquest. There  is a highly nuanced approach. There is support for some of the costs of a deceased party attending the inquest being recoverable. It adds an added layer of complexity to representation […]

COSTS BUDGETING IN FATAL CASES WHERE THERE IS A CHILD

I had an interesting email this morning from Jon Heath, solicitor at Levins, Liverpool. It dealt with the issue of costs budgeting in a fatal case where there is a child involved. BUDGETING, FATAL ACCIDENTS AND CHILDREN CLAIMS “I recently attended a CCMC at the County Court at Liverpool on behalf of the claimant in […]

IMPORTANT JUDGMENT ON LEGAL AID AND INQUESTS: EXCEPTIONAL FUNDING GUIDANCE FOR INQUESTS IS WRONG

Bindmans website has a summary of an important judgment in the case of R(Joanna Letts) -v- Lord Chancellor. The judge found that there were material errors in the Guidance given in relation to funding for representation for inquests. KEY POINTS OF JUDGMENT “For the reasons that I have set out above in my judgment this […]

FUNDING, COSTS AND FATAL ACCIDENT CLAIMS: SOME PARTICULAR POINTS TO WATCH

 Here we look at some particular points relating to the funding of fatal accidents. These matters are considered in more detail in the 3rd edition of Fatal Accident Litigation which will be published shortly by Jordans. Details available here.  THE PORTALS AND  LOW VALUE  PROTOCOL It would be unusual for a claim involving a fatal […]