Service of later medical reports

ROFESSIONAL CONDUCT – LAWYERS – Where first defendant’s solicitors failed to serve a supplementary medical report until day before trial – whether statements made to and correspondence with other parties in relation to report was misleading – solicitors subject to a...

Costs for self represented litigants

Bechara trading as Bechara and Company v Bates [2016] NSWCA 294 On 27 May 2016 the Court dismissed Ms Bechara’s amended summons seeking leave to appeal from a judgment and orders of Adamson J made on 29 October 2015. Ms Bechara was not present at the hearing of the...

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...