CHOOSING AN EXPERT: AN ACADEMIC OR PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE: HOW WILL THEY PERFORM WHEN THEY GET THE BIT BETWEEN THEIR TEETH?

CHOOSING AN EXPERT: AN ACADEMIC OR PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE: HOW WILL THEY PERFORM WHEN THEY GET THE BIT BETWEEN THEIR TEETH?

One of the difficult issues that has to be faced when instructing experts is whether to choose academic qualifications or practical experience.  This issue can be seen in the judgment of HHJ Melissa Clarke (sitting as a High Court Judge)…

WHEN, AND WHETHER, PERMISSION TO APPEAL IS REQUIRED IN AN APPEAL AGAINST A DECISION TO COMMIT TO PRISON

WHEN, AND WHETHER, PERMISSION TO APPEAL IS REQUIRED IN AN APPEAL AGAINST A DECISION TO COMMIT TO PRISON

In Business Mortgage Finance 4 PLC & Ors v Hussain [2022] EWCA Civ 126 the Court of Appeal considered the scope of matters that fall within the rule that permission to appeal is not required in relation to committal hearings….

COST BITES 21: RECEIVING PARTY NOT CONFINED TO PROVISIONAL ASSESSMENT COSTS WHEN THE BILL SETTLES FOR LESS THAN £75,000: “IT WAS WITHIN THE DEFENDANT’S GIFT TO MAKE A REALISTIC PART 36 OFFER”

In  UK Sovereign Investments Ltd v Hussain [2022] EWHC 2390 (SCCO)Deputy Costs Judge Campbell rejected an argument that a receiving party’s costs should be confined to provisional assessment costs when the parties had agreed those costs at £59,000. The case…