UK Contigency Fees: a good look?

Bolt Burdon Solicitors v Aijaz Tariq Azeem Tariq Amees Tariq [2016] EWHC 811 (QB) This is a claim by solicitors for professional fees under a Contingency Fee Agreement entered into with their clients, the defendants, in respect of non-contentious business in...

Proportionate costs in England & Wales

Group Seven Ltd v Nasir & Ors [2016] EWHC 620 (Ch) (21 March 2016) The aggregate of the budgeted costs for Group Seven and ETS is £5,053,176. That seems to me to a disproportionate sum in relation to a claim for £7.08 million. As against that, counsel for Group...

Costs where no determination on the merits

Coast Property Realty Pty Ltd v Falconer [2016] NSWSC 214 The parties acknowledge that the authorities, on the operation of r 42.19, indicate that circumstances in which it may be appropriate for a court to make a contrary order include where the plaintiff has...

NSW Court of Appeal: discussion of powers

Wende v Horwath (No 2) [2015] NSWCA 416 Beazley ACJ at [1];
 Basten JA at [91];
 Adamson J at [142] 15 …as the proceedings before the Court were brought pursuant to the Supreme Court Act 1970 (NSW), s 69 by way of judicial review, the Court is concerned with...