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Costs update - spring 2018 (webinar)

APIL CPD:
All levels - 1 hour

(Please note that the number of CPD hours may be subject to change)

The webinar, presented by APIL president Brett Dixon, and costs special interest group co-ordinator Gary Barker will cover:

Part 36 update

  • When is a Part 36 offer not a genuine attempt to settle?
  • Do adverse Part 36 costs run from the end of the 21 days or the date that information was available?
  • Appropriate interest rate on indemnity costs

QOCS and fundamental dishonesty update

  • QOCS and notice of discontinuance
  • Test for fundamental dishonesty and loss of QOCS
  • S57 Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015 - fundamental dishonesty and damages for the defendant

Assessment of costs

  • Meaning of proportionality at assessment
  • When is a bill to a client not a bill?
  • Disclosure of file to a client challenging deductions
  • Does indemnity costs defeat provisional assessment costs cap?
  • Should refusal to mediate always affect costs?
  • What behaviour justifies indemnity basis costs?

General costs issues

  • Application for extension of time for a review of a master's costs decision about costs related to an appeal
  • Assessing a recoverable ATE premium
  • Switching funding methods at a late stage
  • Revising a budget and cost already spent
  • Fixed costs for claims over £25,000 that start in portal

Cost:

1 person: £65 + VAT  |  2 - 6 people: £105 + VAT  |  7 people or more: £160 + VAT

Watch live or later

We encourage all attendees to watch the webinar live - this gives people the opportunity to ask questions and participate in polls.

All people registered for the webinar will automatically be emailed details to view the online recording following the webinar, whether you view live or not. Recordings are available to view for up to six months.

Live webinar
29/03/2018
12.00 - 13.00

Topics

Part 36

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