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committed to injured people
A not-for-profit organisation
committed to injured people

The cost judge over your shoulder 2024: Maximising recovery in inter-parties costs

All levels - 1 hour

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

The assessment of costs is a crucial stage in litigation. Detailed assessment usually takes place after attempts at settlement of costs have failed and there are some major differences between the parties.  Relatively few litigators have experience of attending a detailed assessment and of the difficulties that can flow. This webinar looks at the steps that litigators should take to assist their client’s case when costs are being assessed, not just from at the assessment itself but from the outset.

It looks at what happens in a detailed assessment and what steps litigators should take from the start of the case to assessment to maximise recovery.  The solicitor’s conduct of the case will be closely examined and, on occasion, every item scrutinised in detail.

The webinar uses examples from reported cases to show where failures and omissions by the receiving party has led to their not recovering costs, or led to costs being substantially reduced.

  • What happens at a detailed assessment?
  • Where can things go wrong on assessment?
  • Why time records and attendance notes matter
  • What is the judge considering when assessing costs?
  • What is the costs judge looking at?
  • What is the costs judge looking for?
  • Strategies – from the start of a case – for keeping the costs judge happy


1 person - member/accredited firm: £85 + VAT
1 person - non-member: £115 + VAT
Small office (2 - 6 people): £150 + VAT
Large office (7 people or more): £185 + VAT
Whole organisation (All staff at all offices): £375 + VAT

Live or on-demand

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
12 Mar 2024
12:00 to 13:00

On-demand recording
From 12 Mar 2024 to 12 Sep 2024