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Costs Management & Company News - November 2013

Established in 1989, Jennings Costs Consultants are highly respected legal draftsmen and costs management experts. On this page, you will find company and industry news from November 2013.

Forstater & Anor v Python (Monty) Pictures Ltd & Anor [2013] EWHC 3759 (Ch) (29 November 2013)

Posted: in by Michelle Barron.

This was the decision of Mr Justice Norris in the Chancery Division of the High Court. There had been a failure to serve a Notice of Funding but the paying party had been informed by letter that the receiving party was represented under a CFA. Paragraphs 37 to 47 deal with the application for Relief from Sanction under CPR 3.9. Despite the application being heard under the stricter post 1 April regime, relief was granted subject to conditions. The decision in Mitchell is addressed in paragraph 63.

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Court of appeal reject appeal in Plebgate (Mitchell) case

Posted: in by Michelle Barron.

The Court of Appeal has handed down its much anticipated judgment in the matter of Mitchell v News Group Newspapers [2013]. Mr Mitchell’s appeal was dismissed on all grounds. His budget remains as including Court fees only, and this is the limit of the costs which he is likely to be able to recover if his claim is successful.

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New checklists issued by LAA

Posted: in by Michelle Barron.

​The LAA have updated the checklists to help you get your claims right first time.

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