Written in a straightforward, easily digestible style, the book takes the reader through the entire costs management process, from preparing budgets and funding options through to costs offers and recovery, while individual practice area focuses hone in on the intricacies of cost management in family proceedings, commercial cases, the Employment Tribunal, and the TCC.
Throughout the book, readers will find detailed commentary on the most significant case law that has built up over the last three years, practical guidance on how the costs management rules are currently being implemented and applied, and expert insight into new and upcoming developments. All in 15 concise, to-the-point chapters.
“If you mediate disputes where legal costs are an issue – and that is most of us – buy this book... In 189 pages this snappy, practical book makes you feel confident that you are up-to-date and able to talk the same language as the practitioners.” - Stephen Walker, mediator and author, SCMA Newsletter.
Foreword by Sue Nash, chairman of the ACL’ and the ‘Introduction: Costs – What’s the (current) issue?
Part 1: Budgeting
Chapter 1: Costs management
Chapter 2: Incurred and future costs
Chapter 3: J-codes and the new bill of costs
Chapter 4: Using technology to reduce litigation costs and remain competitive
Part 2: Funding
Chapetr 5: Conditional fee agreements
Chapter 6: Damages-based agreements - Still not fit for purpose
Chapter 7: Third party funding
Part 3: Offer and Recovery
Chapter 8: Part 36 and costs - An overview
Chapter 9: Proportionality - A brief plotted history from Woolf to Hobbs (via Jackson)
Chapter 10: Qualified one way costs shifting
Chapter 11: Mediating the costs of the action - ADR's alternative to detailed assessment
Part 4: Practice Area Focuses
Chapter 12: Costs in family proceedings
Chapter 13: Costs in the Technology and Construction Court
Chapter 14: Costs management strait-jackets in commercial litigation
Chapter 15: Costs in the Employment Tribunal