Our Costs Manager, Allistair Lang is delivering CPD training in Hull today. We offer a range of SRA accredited CPD training, which is free to existing clients. All training can be delivered at your premises and can be tailored to your firms needs.
Daniel Green from our Family Team competed in the London Triathlon this weekend. He was raising money for Cancer Research UK and raised £650 with donations still being received. This months dress down collection will also be donated to this cause.
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In Euroption -v- Skandinaviska, the claimant had brought a claim for €135 million. The defendant had previously written on a without prejudice basis making it clear that it saw no merit in the claim, but said that it was prepared to forgo its substantial costs to date if the claimant agreed to its claim being dismissed. The claimant rejected the offer, but at trial the judge dismissed the claim in its entirety. The judge held that there was no reason why the defendant should in this case have incurred the additional costs of mediation. Indeed, this was a case where the claimant had to pay the defendant’s costs on the indemnity basis (a higher basis than the normal standard basis usually ordered). The reasons for the indemnity basis costs order were that the claim was:
speculative and involved a high risk of failure;
grossly exaggerated in terms of liability, quantum and the remoteness of the consequential claim for loss of profit;
opportunistic given the claimant’s own responsibility in the matter;
conducted with very little regard to proportionality or reasonableness meaning substantial costs incurred on both sides;
pursued on all issues at full length to the end of trial.