COST BITES 16: THE CARE NEEDED WHEN QUANTIFYING "COSTS THROWN AWAY": 45% OF CLAIMED COSTS TO BE PAID ON ACCOUNT

COST BITES 16: THE CARE NEEDED WHEN QUANTIFYING “COSTS THROWN AWAY”: 45% OF CLAIMED COSTS TO BE PAID ON ACCOUNT

In  Cabo Concepts Ltd v MGA Entertainment (UK) Ltd & Anor [2022] EWHC 2024 (Pat) Mrs Justice Joanna Smith considered the amount that should be ordered on account when costs were “thrown away” after an action was adjourned shortly before…

EXPERT WAIVED PRIVILEGE WHEN MENTIONING ANOTHER REPORT IN HIS REPORT: "TRIAL BY AMBUSH IS NO LONGER THE ORDER OF THE DAY"

EXPERT WAIVED PRIVILEGE WHEN MENTIONING ANOTHER REPORT IN HIS REPORT: “TRIAL BY AMBUSH IS NO LONGER THE ORDER OF THE DAY”

We are looking again at the judgment of HHJ Paul Matthews (sitting as a High Court judge) in Pickett v Balkind [2022] EWHC 2226 (TCC)  .  Again it is in relation to an issue relating to experts.  An expert had…