Propus Law to offer fixed price costs consultancy & costs management

Propus Law has announced that will now offer fixed price costs consultancy and costs management to legal clients. With an ever increasing client demand for costs transparency and certainty, personal injury, occupational disease, and clinical negligence firms are gradually offering some level of ‘unbundled’ legal services. Helping these law firms to maximise their costs management…

Legal Costs. What should law firms be doing now?

As we approach the third anniversary of the LASPO changes of April 2013, it is vital that law firms are doing all they can to react to, manage, and address adequately the challenges facing the profession. Indeed, while many of us oppose the reforms, merely reverting to social media and online forums, bemoaning our lot…

Should we all just keep calm and carry on?

We are all familiar with the motivational poster produced by the British government in 1939 in preparation for the Second World War. The intention behind it was to raise morale in the face of expected air attacks on British cities. Today, the phrase is being widely used – some might say thereby trivialising its origins…

Clinical Negligence – Fixed Recoverable Costs Proposals Necessary or Not?

In July 2015, we published a paper regarding the NHS Litigation Authority Report and Accounts 2014/2015 which looked at the legal cost headlines created by that report, and which posed some initial questions from a costs management perspective. Matters are now moving at a pace toward a consultation process regarding the introduction of fixed recoverable…

NHS Litigation Authority Report and Accounts 2014/15 – A Costs Management View

Monday 20 July 2015 saw the release of the 2014/2015 Annual Review by the NHS Litigation Authority (NHSLA) This paper looks at the legal cost headlines created by the Annual Review document (The Report) and poses some (limited) initial questions from a costs management perspective. It has been created in the interests of provoking further consideration,…

Propus Law leads mental capacity retainer ruling

The Court of Appeal has ruled that loss of mental capacity does not automatically terminate a client’s Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA). Overturning an initial 2011 Regional Costs ruling, the case sets a precedent for claimants who lose mental capacity and who have previously entered into a CFA.

Blankley – Court of Appeal

The Defendant’s Appeal against the Judgment of Phillips J [2014] EWHC 168 (QB) was yesterday dismissed by the Court of Appeal. The Court will be providing a Written Judgment in due course. The Claimant was represented by Trevor Ward, Solicitor and Partner at Linder Myers LLP, by Counsel, Richard Spearman QC and Vikram Sachdeva, both…

Propus Law to provide clients with costs award funding

With the costs of running personal injury, occupational disease, and clinical negligence claims becoming a real drain on the cash resources of even the most resilient of law firms, Propus Law has announced plans to offer clients the opportunity to apply for costs award funding. As a member of a nominated panel of costs specialists, from today…