Kain Knight are an ever growing force in the field of costs litigation
The long hot summer did not cause any downturn in the number of decisions about costs which have been given by High Court Judges and above. What is also notable, however, is that they have been spread over a large area of the law, encompassing most of the relevant Civil Procedure rules involving costs, but not limited thereto. On the contrary, as many eminent legal commentators have previously predicted, we are seeing an increase in the number of solicitor and own client disputes under the Solicitors Act 1974....
Those of us who remember the pre Civil Procedure Rules days will recall that if you won your case by even a tiny amount, costs would “follow the event”: that is to say, there would be no deduction or adjustment in the costs order to take account of the level of the success or of the issues upon which you had been unsuccessful...
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