Kerry Underwood

EXTENDED FIXED COSTS PILOT SCHEME

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Last month I completed an 8 day trek in the Sahara Desert to raise money for the Lord’s Taverners cricket charity for disadvantaged children. Please go here if you would like to make a donation.

 

HHJ Waksman QC, of the London Mercantile Court, has revealed details of a two-year pilot scheme in relation to an extended fixed costs regime.

 

It is proposed that the pilot scheme run in the Mercantile Court in London and in Manchester in the Chancery Division and Technology and Construction Court as well as the Mercantile Court.

 

It is intended that the pilot start within the next three months.

 

Its purpose is to see how an extended fixed costs regime would work in practice and also the see what appetite there is for the scheme amongst lawyers as participation in the pilot will be voluntary.

 

It will involve “robust and rigorous” case management with a quicker and shorter procedure.

 

The scheme will include scale costs for each phase of the litigation, but these will be caps rather than fixed costs and the recoverable costs will be subject to an overall cap, similar to the regime in the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court.

It is expected that the pilot will cover claims with a value of up to £250,000.00.

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Written by kerryunderwood

May 3, 2017 at 8:58 am

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  1. Happy days…

    Neil

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  2. Hi Kerry,

    Is there a link to any further details on this?

    Best,
    Jonathan

    Jonathan

    May 16, 2017 at 12:18 pm


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