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Cook on Costs 2019 isbn 9781474307901

Cook on Costs 2018

ISBN13: 9781474304238
New Edition ISBN: 9781474307901
Previous Edition ISBN: 9781405799966
Published: November 2017
Publisher: LexisNexis Butterworths
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print

The well-established and practical title returns fully updated on legislative changes concerning every aspect of civil costs, providing concise and comprehensive information on the principles and practice of legal costs as well as straight forward explanations of the remuneration of solicitors and barristers.

Cook on Costs 2018 is up to date with all the latest on costs management, including the Court of Appeal decision in Harrison.

New to this edition are the continued expansion of fixed costs and the mandatory new electronic bill of costs as from April 2018.

Highlights in the new edition:-

  • Revision of the provisions in respect of costs limits in Aarhus Convention claims at CPR 45 Section VII
  • The formal removal of claims that start in the low value personal injury protocols, but on issue are allocated to the multi-track, from the fixed fee regime at CPR 45 Section IIIA
  • Guidance on non-party costs orders in the QOCS regime under CPR 44.16(3)
  • Court of Appeal clarification on the meaning of commencement funding arrangements under CPR 48.2 (1)

Courts and Procedure
Part 1 Solicitor and client
Chapter 1 The Retainer
Chapter 2 Billing the client
Chapter 3 Recovery of costs from clients

Part II Funding
Chapter 4 Creating Conditional Fee Agreements
Chapter 5 Running Cases with Conditional Fee Agreements
Chapter 6 'Old' Conditional Fee Agreements and ATE insurance
Chapter 7 Damages-Based Agreements
Chapter 8 Contentious and Non-Contentious Business Agreements
Chapter 9 Insurance Arrangements
Chapter 10 State and Commercial Funding

Part III Between the parties
Chapter 11 An Overview of the Key Costs Amendments to the Civil Procedure Rules
Chapter 12 The Indemnity Principle
Chapter 13 Prospective Costs Control Introduction
Chapter 14 Prospective Costs Control Proportionality
Chapter 15 Prospective Costs Control - Costs and Cases Management
Chapter 16 Prospective Control of Costs - The Relevance of Costs Budgets in Cases Not Costs Managed
Chapter 17 Prospective Costs Control Costs Capping
Chapter 18 Prospective Control of Costs - Protective Costs Orders
Chapter 19 Prospective Costs Orders Security for Costs
Chapter 20 Costs Inducements to Settle

Part 36 Offers and other Admissible Offers
Chapter 21 Costs Inducements to Settle ADR
Chapter 22 Costs Awards Between the Parties
Chapter 23 Wasted Costs Orders
Chapter 24 The Bases of Costs
Chapter 25 Payment on Account of Costs

Part IV Quantification of costs
Chapter 26 Fixed Costs
Chapter 27 Summary Assessment
Chapter 28 Detailed Assessment Procedure
Chapter 29 Detailed Assessment Statements of Case
Chapter 30 Detailed Assessmentprovisional assessment
Chapter 31 Time and Value
Chapter 32 Interest on Costs
Chapter 33 Appeals against Assessments

Part V Special cases
Chapter 34 Children and Protected Parties
Chapter 35 Litigants in Person
Chapter 36 Costs payable under a contract
Chapter 37 Group (Multi-Party) Litigation Orders
Chapter 38 Trustees and personal representatives
Chapter 39 Family proceedings
Chapter 40 Costs against Non-Parties
Chapter 41 Arbitration