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Kain Knight and Abbey Legal's Breakfast Seminar. Thursday 3rd May 2018
Please join us for our Breakfast Seminar at the Walkie Talkie Building, 20 Fenchurch Street, London, EC3M 3AZ on Thursday 3rd May 2018 from 8.50am – 10.00am with complimentary breakfast served from 8.30am.
We are delighted to have the following speakers:
- Colin Campbell (Former Costs Judge) – “The Solicitors Act and Costs Case Law update”
- Ravi Gill (Abbey Legal) – “The Evolution in ATE”
- PJ Kirby QC (Hardwicke) – “Third party funding – is it the answer?”
If you are able to attend, then please could you e-mail me on Chantelle.Roles@kain-knight.co.uk or call 01279 755552 and we look forward to seeing you at the event.
The “Hot News” is that the Electronic Bill of Costs is now mandatory for use in all courts in England and Wales for work undertaken from 6 April 2018! Where work has straddled that date, the “old” paper bill of costs can still be used, although this is optional and the new bill will be accepted whenever the work was done. PD 47, paragraph 5.1 (a), which is the amended Practice Direction, provides that the new bill is to be compulsory in Part 7 multitrack claims, and where that is the case, there must be an Excel based document following new Precedent S with a continuous spreadsheet itemising every time recorded event. If that sounds daunting, at Kain Knight, we have been holding regular internal training sessions in readiness for the changeover, so if you require assistance with Precedent S or any other aspect of the Electronic Bill, you need only to ask. Please contact Matthew Kain at email@example.com or Colin Campbell at firstname.lastname@example.org, (who will shortly be attending a judicial training day for Deputy Costs Judges: this may prove extremely useful given that not one electronic bill was assessed during the Pilot Scheme which ran for two years in the Senior Courts Costs Office)! Note, however, that the old paper bill can still be used in Part 8 claims which will include matters proceeding under the Solicitors Act 1974 and there is also an exception for litigants in person. Back in the courts, there have been some interesting cases over the past month....
Just when you thought winter was over, the “Beast from the East” has arrived, bringing with it Artic conditions and snow expected to bring the country to a grinding halt. Not so in the Law, however, as important costs decisions continue to flow out of the Royal Courts of Justice, undeterred by what is happening outside. This month we highlight a large number of cases and as there are so many, the commentary we are providing is a little briefer than normal. As usual we do not feature every costs decision, only those which are likely to be of practical significance or which raise important points of law. Please contact Matthew Kain at email@example.com or Colin Campbell at firstname.lastname@example.org if you need any further details....
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