Association of Personal Injury Lawyers
A not-for-profit organisation representing injured people

Costs update 2021 - first quarter

All levels - 1 hour

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

"I thought the webinar was well presented and covered the subject matter in a short space of time"

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

  • Where are we on guideline hourly rates?
  • Where are we on whiplash and small claims limit?
  • Vulnerable witnesses:
    • Costs implications in fast track and multi-track cases
    • When to think about vulnerability and the cost of necessary measures
    • Why the CPRC did not define vulnerability
    • The changes to the overriding objective
    • The interaction with any increase in fixed recoverable costs limits
  • CPR changes coming up 
  • Has the Court of Appeal saved DBAs?
  • CFA staged success fees
  • Interim costs in long running cases
  • Part 36 and interest
  • Part 36 and summary assessment of costs
  • Part 36 and acceptance outside the 21 days
  • Part 36 alongside 'without prejudice' offers
  • Costs budgeting - what is a significant development?
  • Costs following amendments to Particulars of Claim
  • LEI and interlocutory appeals
  • Denton and challenges to the bill
  • Informed consent and costs
  • Co claimant’s liability for costs
  • Costs in Court of Protection
  • Costs where judgment against all but one defendant
  • Summary assessment
  • New Costs Guide


1 person: £65 + VAT
Small office (2 - 6 people): £105 + VAT
Large office (7 people or more): £160 + VAT
Whole organisation (All staff at all offices): £320 + VAT


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All people registered for live webinars will automatically be emailed details to view the on-demand learining following the webinar, whether you view live or not. Webinar recordings are available to view for up to six months.

26 Feb 2021

On-demand recording
From 26 Feb 2021 to 26 Aug 2021