Are Consent Orders worth it?

Riordan and Ors v Moon Beever Solicitors (a firm) [2018] EWHC 1452 (QB)   Since the introduction of the CPR in 1999 the Courts have had unfettered control to vary any Court Order, including Consent Orders. However, it seems to be the general consensus that where there has been a genuine agreement by both/all parties…

Recoverability of Staged Premiums

In the recent case of Imansouren v Ocado Central Services Limited, the Claimant’s conduct resulted in his stage 3 ATE premium of £94,000 being assessed at Nil. The issue arose from a personal injury claim brought by the Claimant against the Defendant, his employers, following an accident in July 2012. As such the relevant rules…

Successful Costs Management Order Appeal

In the recent case of Yirenki v Ministry of Defence [2018] 11 WLUK 53 the Claimant Appealed against a Costs Management Order of Master Davison and succeeded.   The Facts: Following a Costs Case Management Conference, Master Davison made an Order approving the Claimant’s Costs Budget in the total sum of £206,670.00, and the Defendant’s…