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Civil Costs 6th ed isbn 9780414069169

Civil Costs 5th ed

ISBN13: 9780414024489
New Edition ISBN: 9780414069169
Previous Edition ISBN: 9781847031358
Published: August 2013
Publisher: Sweet & Maxwell Ltd
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print

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Civil Costs provides a thorough and authoritative survey of the costs regime under the Civil Procedure Rules, helping practitioners understand the technicalities of the law.

It deals with all areas of civil costs, from the basic principles of entitlement to the practical details of how costs – both contentious and non-contentious – are actually assessed.

  • Clarifies the many areas of uncertainty so that points of law and procedures are fully understood
  • Explains all the new costs legislation and rules implementing the Jackson reforms of civil litigation funding
  • Considers the overhaul of the Conditional Fee Agreements regime and the implications in libel, personal injury and other areas
  • Covers appeals against the summary and detailed assessment of costs
  • Examines wasted costs sanctions and the court's inherent jurisdiction
  • Includes chapters on costs in arbitration proceedings, proceedings before the Court of Protection and before other tribunals
  • Looks at the recovery of costs and the charging of interest on the unpaid amount
  • Includes coverage of the award and assessment of costs in proceedings before the Supreme Court and European Court of Justice

Courts and Procedure

The Civil Procedure Rules 1998
The relationship with the client

Entitlement to costs
General principles of entitlement to costs
Agreements as to costs

Assessment of costs
Non-contentious costs
Contentious costs

Practice & Procedure
Application for and attendance upon detailed assessment

Review and appeal

Penalties and Sanctions
Wasted costs sanctions and the court’s inherent jurisdiction

Particular matters
Court of Protection, Arbitration and Other Tribunals
Costs of trustees, personal representatives and under contract, protective cost orders, orders under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002
Lien and recovery of costs
Charging orders
Security for costs in litigation
Recovery, interest and reimbursement of costs

General principles of assessment
General principles of assessment

Supreme Court, of the United Kingdom and the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council
Supreme Court of the United Kingdom
Judicial Committee of the Privy Council