WHEN SHOULD COSTS BE SUMMARILY ASSESSED OR SUBJECT TO DETAILED ASSESSMENT? HIGH COURT CONSIDERS THE ISSUES

WHEN SHOULD COSTS BE SUMMARILY ASSESSED OR SUBJECT TO DETAILED ASSESSMENT? HIGH COURT CONSIDERS THE ISSUES

In Brake & Anor v Guy & Ors (Costs) [2022] EWHC 2907 (Ch) HHJ Paul Matthews (sitting as a High Court Judge) considered an argument that the costs of an application should be subject to detailed assessment rather than summarily…

COST BITES 18: APPROPRIATE CHARGING RATES WHEN A GRADE C IS CHARGED AT NOTHING: THE NEED FOR A "BLENDED" APPROACH

COST BITES 18: APPROPRIATE CHARGING RATES WHEN A GRADE C IS CHARGED AT NOTHING: THE NEED FOR A “BLENDED” APPROACH

There are several interesting aspects to the judgment of Mr Justice Miles in  Eurohome UK Mortgages 2007-1 Plc v Deutsche Bank AG, London Branch & Anor [2022] EWHC 2408 (Ch). One issue was the appropriate hourly rate when a grade…