Articles - DAC Beachcroft

Articles by Richard Ottley

High Court Judge ignores claimant’s ‘mind-boggling’ budget

High Court Judge ignores claimant’s ‘mind-boggling’ budget

DACB have successfully challenged a claimant’s cost budget of almost £1million, obtaining an order compelling the claimant to submit a revised cost bu ...

Court of Appeal reins in clients’ right to have costs assessed

Court of Appeal reins in clients’ right to have costs assessed

In the recent judgement of Ainsworth v Stewarts Law LLP [2020] the recent explosion in applications to have lawyers’ costs assessed from their own cli ...

What happens to budgeted costs if phases are not complete?

What happens to budgeted costs if phases are not complete?

A Regional Costs Judge has added to the growing body of conflicting decisions concerning the application of ‘good reason’ when cases settle before tri ...

How should costs arguments be resolved in Low Value Protocol claims?

How should costs arguments be resolved in Low Value Protocol claims?

Following the introduction of the Low Value Protocols, in which costs are fixed for claims proceeding within the Portal process and for claims falling ...

Fatal Incidents involving cattle and the public

Fatal Incidents involving cattle and the public

Every year a number of fatalities occur on agricultural sites involving cattle. This article summarises the preventative guidance those in the agricul ...