The Liver Building

2021 Costs Conference


Speaker: Various

Date: Wednesday 10th March, 2021

Time: 09:30 - 15:30

Areas of Law: Civil Litigation; Personal Injury


Course Code: S4420

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Welcome & introduction ~ Regional Costs Judge Jenkinson

Solicitor and own client costs - beyond Herbert and Belsner ~ David Pilling, Liverpool Civil Law

  • Analysis of the decisions in Herbert and Belsner
  • Billing practice – what is a statute bill?
  • Retainers and interim statute billing
  • The importance and significance of estimates
  • Solicitors Act proceedings – procedure and practice

Guideline Hourly Rates Update ~ Matthew Waszak, Temple Garden Chambers

  • Recent developments
  • The CJC review
  • Likely changes in 2021

comfort break

Costs Round Up – Including Part 36 ~ Kerry Underwood, Underwoods

Part 36

  • Court of Appeal Guidance on CPR 36.17(4) Enhancements
  • Offer Inclusive of Costs Gives No Protection
  • Offer Construed To Comply With CPR 36 And Maximum Costs Consequences Imposed
  • 10% Uplift Applies in Appeal Proceedings
  • Costs: Settlement with Some, But Not All, Defendants
  • Insolvency: Liquidator’s Offer to More Than One Party
  • Accepting Offer re Counter Claim Does Not Compromise Defence


  • Interest
  • Proportionate Costs Orders (Not Proportionality)
  • Security for Costs
  • Non-Party Costs Orders
  • Default Costs Certificates
  • Other Recent Cases

comfort break

DBAs and the impact of Zuberi v Lexlaw ~ Ed Stansfield, Simpson Millar

Conduct and costs ~ Gordon Exall, Kings Chambers

What type of conduct of litigation leads to:

  • Costs being reduced or refused in full
  • Indemnity costs being awarded
  • Wasted costs

Summary & thanks ~ Regional Costs Judge Jenkinson


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Non-member £175
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