Contested Interim Payment Applications and Why to Avoid Them

Carl Duffy v Centraal Beheer Achmea [2020] EWHC 3341 Interim payment applications in clinical negligence and other personal injury cases are a prolific area of contested litigation. It is surprising how often an interim payment cannot be agreed. It is probably partly because applications need to be made urgently to…

Costs Update

Re PLK [2020] 9 WLUK 364 An end to the 2010 level of costs recovery set by the Guideline Hourly Rates for Costs Review is under way, some comfort in the meantime comes from Master Whalan in the SCCO in Re PLK [2020] 9 WLUK 364. For the past decade…

Costs Update

Costs is not always the first thought on a clinical negligence practitioner’s mind, but the first 6 months of this year have been busy with relevant costs decisions. Here are the author’s top 10 useful costs decisions to keep in mind as you plan, practice, and seek to recover /…

In Brief – May 2020

In each issue, we try and cover cases in brief which we were unable to cover in full. Below are the cases covered in brief in Issue 5, May 2020. M (Declaration of Death of Child) [2020] EWCA Civ 164 – Issue was whether the child, Midrar, was legally dead…