“I have had the pleasure of dealing with Blake Morgan for years and I have found them to be thoroughly professional, reliable and extremely efficient. Their staff are very knowledgeable and their service is second to none. ”
Our Costs team deal with all areas of costs law and have significant experience of acting for paying and receiving parties in costs litigation.
Our costs lawyers and draftsmen have significant experience of advocacy in both the High Court and the County Court. They can be instructed to:
Our team regularly act for a range of clients, including firms of Solicitors, Insurance Brokers and individuals, providing advice on costs in relation to commercial litigation, property litigation, insolvency, insurance and court of protection.
Our team work closely with BL Claims Solicitors (part of the Blake Morgan Group) to advise clients in relation to clinical negligence, personal injury and travel litigation costs.
We are also a trusted partner of Padraic Smith.
Our costs specialists are experienced in dealing with high value and complex costs litigation, and have particular expertise in:
Our team prides itself on being up to the minute on developments in costs law and prepares a quarterly costs magazine to update clients.
Now that we are some 9 months into the new costs regime, we are seeing a number of issues arising from the implementation of the rules.
There has been a recent update to the clinical negligence model Directions which would mean a change to the standard directions that would allow parties to agree an extension of time for a period of up to 28 days, without the need to obtain court approval
Neil Sexton looks at some of the recent decisions in relation to relief from sanctions that have occurred over the last couple of months, including a warning from the High Court that the Mitchell ruling should not be used as a 'tactical' weapon.
We recently dealt with a Telephone Hearing, whereby we had applied to the Court so that we could ensure that our Replies to the Defendant's Points of Dispute could still be relied upon, despite late service.